How Did The Stamp Act Impact Society

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The Stamp Act was enacted on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was a tax that people had to pay for every piece of printed paper they used. The Stamp Act was enacted because of the French and Indian war. After the war the French were in a war debt so they had to find a way or be able to pay them back for it. They also used the money that they collected to help pay for the costs of defending and protecting the American Frontier near the Appalachian Mountains. The Stamp Act caused many colonial family 's to not be able to afford the tools and supplies that they needed to thus impact their lives greatly and caused them to be very angry. The “Stamp Act” made it very hard for a lot of the American colonists to be able to afford many of the essentials
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