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The Stamp Act By Ashley Albrecht
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Before the actual war of the Revolution could begin, there had to be a revolution “in the minds and hearts of the people.” -John Adams One of the most important factors in this change of heart was an innocent looking document called the Stamp Act.
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Historical Background The French and Indian War caused England to go into dept. King George 3 thought colonists should help pay. George Greenville proposed an act to tax printed material in the colonies. England already had taxes. Passed by Parliament on March 22, 1765.
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What Was The Stamp Act? Taxed all legal, commercial and printed documents, as well as other printed material. Items would be stamped when the tax was paid. First direct tax placed on the colonies.
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There were a variety of stamps used. Stamps were put on newspapers, customs documents, licenses, college diplomas, and most legal documents. Offenders were to be
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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