Comparing The Stamp Act Of 1733 And 1765

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War can ruin a county no matter the winner. The amount of money it takes to fuel a war is incrediable. Most often leaving behind major amounts of debt and a county trying to find a way to get there money back. Due to the French and Indian War Britian was in debt and looking for a way to make up there debt quick. Unforconatly for the colonist of the new land this was ment for them. Inbetween 1733 and 1765 a series of laws were put in place to tax colonist. With the first being the Molasses Act of 1733, George Grenville insisted that any molasses imported to the British colonies from non British colonies be stiffly taxed. However the Americans used the french suger to make there rum, the americans ignored the tax for years until Grenville Brought the Revenue Act better known as the Suger Act to light in 1764 lowering there tax dirmaticlly. Hopeing to increase his revenue Grenville inacted the Stamp Act in 1765. The Stamp Act imposed a tax on all paper used for offical documents including newspapers, court documents, licenses and cargo list. In each colony Stamp distributors were hired and promised eight percent of the revenue collected. When word of the new tax reached the America's the Virgineans decided to appeal it. Patrick Henry Wrote and pushed the Virgina Resolves into order. …show more content…

In the hopes of getting the stamp distrubotor to resign. Hanging a effigy of Andrew Oliver in a tree and parading it around town before beheading it. The next day Oliver resigned. The First resistance cause a chain reaction of events following that day. The Sons Of Liberty went to nearly fifty towns and nearly bured one stamp distuributer alive. After those riots the Stamo act was looked over once again and was repealed. Leading the Sons of Liberty and coloinist free of taxation from the

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