What Is The Stamp Act Dbq

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The Stamp Act taxed newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, playing cards, etc. This act was passed March 22,1765. Britain passed it to make more money because they were deep in debt after the French and Indian war. The American colonists reacted with a secret organization called the Sons of Liberty who were supposed to intimidate the agents who collected the taxes. The colonists then made the Stamp Act Congress, who passed a document that claimed all American colonists are equal to all other British citizens. They thought it was unfair since they didn’t have a place in the British Parliament and protested “no taxation without representation!” Britain eventually relinquished the taxes about a year later in March of 1766 because the colonists
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