Summary: The Stamp Act Of 1765

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The Stamp Act of 1765 On March 22, 1765, Great Britain 's Parliament gathered and passed the Stamp Act of 1765 which was to take effect in the thirteen colonies on November 1, 1765. The Stamp Act taxed Americans directly on all materials that were used for legal purposes or commercial use and a stamp distributor would collect the tax and in exchange, a stamp was given. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and once they heard of the act, started protesting to repeal it. After months of colonists vehemently protesting and Great Britain 's economy slowing from non-importation policies in America, they finally repealed the act on March 18, 1766, making the colonists happy, but also passing the Declaratory act on the same day, as a compromise, which stated they had the same rights to lay taxes on America as it did in Great Britain. This was supposed to ease the tax restraints, but in the end, it created more taxes and conflict. The conflict began once the colonists first heard of the Stamp Act being passed by Parliament on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was to pay for stationing British soldiers in America to protect them and to pay off Great Britain 's debt after the seven years war. The minute news of the Stamp Act reached the colonies it was denounced with colonists crying “no…show more content…
Twenty-seven delegates came overall with nine colonies, appearing, including South Carolina delegates, John Rutledge, Thomas Lynch, and Christopher Gadsden. There in New York, the delegates finalized a document titled, “Declaration of Rights and Grievances” on October 19th, 1765 that protested the injustice of the Stamp Act and sent it to parliament. (Declaration of the Congress held at New
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