Stamp Act Dbq

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In March of 1766, Britain annulled the burdensome Stamp Act, because of the great resistance. The ordinance had to be enforced on the first of November in 1765. However, only a few stamps were sold. Moreover, the spreaders of these marks were prosecuted by furious colonials, which opposed such regime. The opposition to the Stamp Act was depicted in different ways. Virginia took a prominent part in resistance with Patrick Henry and his resolutions, in which was stated that all Americans had traditional rights as other British subjects. Furthermore, colonials claimed that Britain could not impose taxes on American lands, as colonials were not represented in the Parliament. Consequently, this was a violation of rights and British constitution.

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