The Stamp Act

When the French and Indian War ended in 1763, the English government was searching for ways to make up for the monetary costs of war. So Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765, which taxed everyone in the colonies no matter who you were or what your income was like. So the American colonists were taxed on many things like paper, ink, playing cards, and dice. This upset everyone in Boston because they were being taxed without their consent.

A sketch of Bostonians reading the Stamp Act.

A sketch of Bostonians reading the Stamp Act.

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