Stamp Act

By: Casey Lange, Kaitlyn McPeak, and Patty Raftovich

The Stamp Act

Sunday, Feb. 17th 1765 at 12am

Boston, MA, United States

Boston, MA

A law that placed new duties on legal documents and taxed newspapers, almanacs, playing cards, and dice.

The Beginning of a Crisis in the 13 Colonies

The first tax was imposed by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America. The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops and supplies that William Pitt provided the British with in order to win the French and Indian War. George Grenville thought that the colonists would not mind paying these taxes, because the money from the tax helped pay off the debt that England was in after the war.

Colonist Rebel The Stamp Act

In 1765, after the new tax was passed the Stamp Act Congress met in New York City to create a petition to send to British Parliament, the parliament ignores. British colonists then begin to boycott all British goods to show that they are against it. In result of this, the British Parliament passes The Townshend Act, a tax on: paper, glass, paint, lead, and tea.

Some of the Many Colonists With a Whole Lot of Bravery!

The Stamp Act of 1765- King George III Announcement

The Stamp Act of 1765 - King George III Announcement

Items that Were Taxed During this Time

  • Bills
  • Diplomas
  • Marriage Licences
  • Letters
  • Newspapers
  • Playing Cards
  • Other Paper Products

The Stamp Act of 1765

The Stamp Act of 1765