In 1765, the Stamp Act Congress
, meeting in New York, drew up a declaration of rights and liberties.
This in spite of the fact that he was influential in the Stamp Act Congress
, fought in the War of Independence, and at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 helped to draft legislation relating to the election of and powers for the president.
For example, in late September 1765, the Maryland Assembly met to authorize its representatives to attend the upcoming Stamp Act Congress in New York City.
By the time that these representatives to the Stamp Act Congress adjourned on 25 October 1765, they had passed and sent to the king and the British Parliament a set of resolutions that assured the Crown of their allegiance, while clearly setting forth the colonists' objections to the Act.
In their address to the House of Lords, the Stamp Act Congress complained of unfair treatment.
South Carolina led the deep South in responding to Massachusetts, and Gadsden was selected--along with Thomas Lynch and John Rutledge--to attend the Stamp Act Congress on behalf of South Carolina.
During the Stamp Act Congress, Gadsden quickly emerged as one of the leaders of the congress.
* In 1765, the Stamp Act Congress
assembles to protest "taxation without representation."
Here the rules of the British parliament, colonial legislatures and the Stamp Act Congress
are explored in some detail, with the authors concluding that it was the Stamp Act Congress
that represented "the key template for the design of the Continental Congress" (p.
The Stamp Act Congress
met at City Hall, New York City, in answer to a circular from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
The pamphlet was so widely distributed and read that Dickinson was propelled by the Pennsylvania legislature into service in the Stamp Act Congress, where he authored many of that body's resolutions.
What's more, John Dickinson served with integrity and courage in the Stamp Act Congress, the Continental Congress, the Confederation Congress, and the Constitutional Convention of 1787.