Stamp Act of 1765

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5 terms · Set of cards to know about Stamp Act AP US History

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

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