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Unformatted text preview: Led by Samuel Adams Stamp tax collectors resigned Committees of Correspondence Stamp Act Congress October 7-25, 1765 in New York City Colonial Participation Moderates vs. Radicals A Declaration of the rights and grievances of the Colonies o The Colonists are not yet unified. The Radicals led by Samuel Adams are angry but are outweighed by the moderates. Stamp Act Repeal The Stamp Act was ruled out and declared unconstitutional. Declaratory Act (March 1, 1766) Went almost unnoticed by colonists Says Parliament has the right to legislate to the colonies There are no restrictions on Parliament whatsoever Townshend Acts (June 29, 1767) Charles Townshend Proposes a series of import taxes on common items External taxes acceptable? o Lead o Glass o Paper o Tea Tax money to go toward paying salaries of royal governors and judges and for military costs o Undermines the authority of popular assemblies....
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