Stamp Act Thesis

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“Clang, Clang,” came the noise from the church bell on the snowy morning. “Trot, Trot,” came from the soldiers’ horses as they marched down the street. We colonists are going through tough times as the Stamp Act has just now gotten enforced. My father’s printing shop across the street was receiving many shipments of paper today. Mother was at her “Daughters of Liberty” meeting, probably making clothes to distribute across Boston on Christmas Eve. So that had left me with my brothers James and Henry, and with my sister Celia. As I was gazing out of the window, I saw the town hard at work getting ready for more severe snow storms. Our town had been recently introduced to a new law which was called the “Stamp Act,” which made us pay extra for every paper item we used, such as the local newspapers, bills, receipts, ship documents, and even trading cards I use to play with my friends. This tax, proposed by George Grenville came into effect a month ago on November 1st, 1675. When my father had fought in the French and Indian War a year ago along with the British, he hadn’t known that they, instead of thanking us to help fight the war, would punish us, by paying the debt by way of the Stamp Act. Why the British tax us but not their own citizens, seems yet…show more content…
The Loyalists are subjects of the British Parliament and don’t worry about paying the tax and are okay with whatever rule England imposes. The Patriots on the other hand, don’t agree with the British Parliament, and have big issues with paying for the paper goods. As James Otis had said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny!” Here in Boston, all the Patriots are rebelling by boycotting paper goods, stoning tax collectors or burning their houses, and protesting. A patriot group called Sons of Liberty was started in each colony to fight for justice, and they rebelled against the Parliament, as no one want to pay the biased
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