Parliament passed the Stamp Act in March of 1765, and it was to go into effect on November 1st. This act was passed to tax Americans on all legal documents, newspapers, licenses, etc. because British government stated that all papers of the sort needed a stamp. Colonists respond in four ways: 1. Pen and paper (they wrote down their complaints), 2. Politics (Patrick Henry created the Virginia Resolves), 3. Stamp Act Congress (First Revolutionary Congress that declared the act unconstitutional and asked the king for help), and 4. Riots (The Sons of Liberty attacked the stamp tax collectors). In the end, there were "no stamps to be had" on November 1st (Black Friday), and parliament repealed the act. Overall, the Stamp Act Crisis questioned how much power Britain holds over America.