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The Stamp Act March 1765-1766. The Plot The Stamp Act was a tax passed by the British Parliament on the Colonies to help pay for the French and Indian.

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1 The Stamp Act March

2 The Plot The Stamp Act was a tax passed by the British Parliament on the Colonies to help pay for the French and Indian War and to fund a permanent military force in the colonies. It taxed things like paper, diplomas, playing cards, etc. This act was passed without debate in Parliament … didn’t even occur to them that it was illegal. The Stamp Act was a tax passed by the British Parliament on the Colonies to help pay for the French and Indian War and to fund a permanent military force in the colonies. It taxed things like paper, diplomas, playing cards, etc. This act was passed without debate in Parliament … didn’t even occur to them that it was illegal.

3 The Stamp Act (1765) Parliament passed the Stamp Act to get more revenue from the colonies. Parliament passed the Stamp Act to get more revenue from the colonies. Colonists had to buy special stamps to put on legal documents, dice, and playing cards. Colonists had to buy special stamps to put on legal documents, dice, and playing cards. Newspapers had to be printed on special stamped paper. Newspapers had to be printed on special stamped paper. Affected people of every colony and social class. Affected people of every colony and social class.

4 The Stamp Act (1765)

5 Stamp Act

6 Protesting the Stamp Act Colonists protested in a petition asking Parliament to repeal the Stamp and Sugar Acts. Colonists protested in a petition asking Parliament to repeal the Stamp and Sugar Acts. Many colonists agreed to boycott British goods. Many colonists agreed to boycott British goods. Colonists who organized boycotts called themselves the Sons and Daughters of Liberty. Colonists who organized boycotts called themselves the Sons and Daughters of Liberty. Boycott: refuse to buy Repeal: to do away with

7 Stamp Act Protests

8 Tar and Feathering

9 Stamp Act

10 Key People Figures and Groups Sons of Liberty – Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Patrick Henry were all members. It was a secret society made up of merchants and people directly affected. Sons of Liberty – Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Patrick Henry were all members. It was a secret society made up of merchants and people directly affected. Colonists Colonists King George III (“Mad” King George). King George III (“Mad” King George). Parliament – passed taxes on colonies Parliament – passed taxes on colonies Ben Franklin spoke to Parliament against the Stamp Act. Ben Franklin spoke to Parliament against the Stamp Act.

11 Key People Figures and Groups-Continued British Prime Minister George Grenville British Prime Minister George Grenville Patrick Henry – gave a speech in the House of Burgesses against the Stamp Act-” I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry – gave a speech in the House of Burgesses against the Stamp Act-” I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” Colonists ( Patriots and Loyalists) Colonists ( Patriots and Loyalists)

12 Questions? What are Patriots? What are Patriots? What are Loyalists? What are Loyalists?

13 Patriots and Loyalists Patriots- strong supporters of American Independence Patriots- strong supporters of American Independence Loyalists- colonists who did not want independence from Great Britain Loyalists- colonists who did not want independence from Great Britain

14 Sons of Liberty

15 Historical Significance/Importance One of the things that eventually leads us to the Revolution. One of the things that eventually leads us to the Revolution. British violating cherished idea of “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION …” British violating cherished idea of “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION …” Colonies asserting their will for the first time Colonies asserting their will for the first time British response: Colonies are disobedient children who need to be shown their place. British response: Colonies are disobedient children who need to be shown their place.

16 What does this mean?

17 Definition "No taxation without representation" is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the British colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution "No taxation without representation" is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the British colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution

18 Outcomes Stamp Act Congress. 9 Colonies sent a letter to Parliament and King explaining position Stamp Act Congress. 9 Colonies sent a letter to Parliament and King explaining position Boycotts – colonists say they won’t buy the taxed goods (merchants in NYC against importing British goods) Boycotts – colonists say they won’t buy the taxed goods (merchants in NYC against importing British goods) Non-importation Agreements Non-importation Agreements Sons of Liberty (tar & feather) & Daughters of Liberty (boycott foreign made goods, homespun clothes became symbol of resistance), and rioting in NYC (burned gov’s coach in bonfire, destroyed tax collector’s house) Sons of Liberty (tar & feather) & Daughters of Liberty (boycott foreign made goods, homespun clothes became symbol of resistance), and rioting in NYC (burned gov’s coach in bonfire, destroyed tax collector’s house) Repeal of Stamp Act March 1766 Repeal of Stamp Act March 1766 Declaratory Act of 1766: we are still the boss! Declaratory Act of 1766: we are still the boss! Townshend Acts from Champagne Charlie: paint, glass, lead, tea, etc. Townshend Acts from Champagne Charlie: paint, glass, lead, tea, etc.


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