Before Stamp Act
Britain was deep in debt which was cause of the Seven Years' War
Passed by Parliament on March 22, 1765
Used to pay soldiers for the defense of the colonists.
One year after the Sugar Act.
Taxed paper products
Examples: Newspapers, certificates, legal docs, ect.
Must be payed with British currency
Colonies did not want the tax
They formed the Stamp Tax Congress which 9 colonies attended
After Stamp Tax
Stamp Tax re-apealment lead to the Declaratory act and other taxes such as the Townshend Duties