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The Stamp Act

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Laura Flanagan

on 6 January 2016

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Transcript of The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act
by : jnana & liv

reason for the stamp act
England was running low on money. They decided to tax the colonists on paper goods.
the stamp act is a terrible tax
You need to purchase special stamps to get these items:
Newspapers, College Diplomas, Playing cards, Legal documents, and Marriage License.
Furious colonists
The colonists were unhappy and protested. They claimed the tax violated their rights. Colonists said "That taxing without a voice in not fair to them". Taxation with out representation.
Reaction in England
The protest took English leaders by suprise.They thought the tax made sense. The Stamp tax was with drawn after three months.
Stamp Act started in the year of 1765.
The Stamp Act united all the colonies to work together.
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