history notes 6 - Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes all paper...

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Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes all paper products Affects everyone Are tried in vice admimralty courts Colonists don’t pay as much as people in England- reason Colonists see this as setting a precedent for other taxes-power to tax is power to destroy Colonists believe that English constitution may be taxed without his consent In eyes of Britain they are less than Englishmen Feel like it’s a violation to everything they own This is different because it affects both north and south, not just a region Pamphlets begin circulating o Daniel Dulayney o States that to tax shipping is ok, but internal taxes is overstepping bounds Reaction to this tax is surprising to parliament Virginia legislature makes resolution that states that Samuel Adams starts the sons of liberty o Attack people who sold stamps and were for it o Break in and wreck the vice admiralty court Stamp Act Congress o Colonies meeting to tell England that stamp act is illegal and unconstitutional o Colonists boycott british goods
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course POLI SCI, 3310 taught by Professor Forde during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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