The Stamp Act Of 1765

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When the Stamp Act of 1765 was passed in the Thirteen Colonies, the colonists were compelled to rethink their loyalty and standing with the British monarchy. The Stamp Act would be the first actual tax levied upon the colonists, which caused outrage in the Thirteen Colonies. The act would place a tax on any document and printed paper that they used: such as legal documents, newspapers, and licenses. All thirteen colonies did not agree that the tax was passed with legality and refused to acknowledge that such tax existed. They would all band together to ensure that the Stamp Act would be repealed and would become nonexistent. Two important cities within the colonies that aided and became a huge influence in the battle against the Stamp Act were New York and Boston. These cities, which had already contributed significantly in political and cultural means, led the battle against the Stamp Act. With the passing of the Stamp Act, the citizens of New York and Boston would respond with riots that included destruction of property, fires, effigies and protests. While the citizens of these two cities would become voices against the tax, the power of the Sons of Liberty cannot be undermined. Within the Stamp Act Crisis, the organization of the Sons of Liberty would be formed and emerge to become powerful in these two cities, and would aid in the struggle against the tax and the monarchy with strategic plans and guidance. Furthermore, the Sons of Liberty had their own qualms with

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