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The Influence Of The Stamp Act

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The Stamp Act was a British tax that came directly from the colonies and it was not popular. A stamp had to be put on all the printed material produced in the colonies, due to needing money to finance the empire and putting British troops in North America. The colonists did not want a British army staying in America and were upset that the Stamp Act was imposed without the consent of the colony. People were so unhappy that the Stamp Act led to a riot in 1765 which then opened the door to 50 years of protest and political unrest throughout the Western world. It sparked the fight for liberty (for which the colonists felt violated), and various battles to increase liberty throughout
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