This revenue need led to the short-lived Stamp Act of 1765
(12) which declared that various printed materials distributed in North America be produced on stamped paper made in London and bearing an embossed revenue stamp.
The Stamp Act of 1765
, for example, required colonists to pay a tax on printed materials like newspapers, magazines, and playing cards.
In addition, royal regulations aimed at reducing British debt, such as the Stamp Act of 1765
, hampered his ability to conduct a decent trade.
Wood argues that while the colonists' response to the revolutionary cause was partly related to economic circumstances, democratic ideas had been percolating for years and came to the fore only after actions by the British--for example, the Stamp Act of 1765
, which imposed the first direct tax on American colonists and is widely considered to have triggered the rebellion.
Thus the opening section on mercantilism and the colonial economy, while including the Navigation Act of 1660 and the 1663 Charter of Carolina, also includes Adam Smith's "Of Colonies" and British Member of Parliament Thomas Whateley's letter on the Stamp Act of 1765
, which he was responsible for drafting.
When the clouds of discontent darkened on the Atlantic's western shore, Dickinson skillfully penned the colonial response to the burdensome Stamp Act of 1765
in a pamphlet entitled, The Late Regulations Respecting the British Colonies.
Morgan's lucid account of the incompetence of the English ministries as they lurched from the Stamp Act of 1765
to the Intolerable Acts of 1774 makes for depressing reading; Franklin himself captured their utter blindness to colonial opinion in the title of his 1773 pamphlet Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One, dedicated to Lord Hillsborough, British secretary for colonial affairs.
Bloom experienced the Show and heard the recorded version of her moving performance as Deborah Franklin, who bravely defends her home with a shotgun against an unruly mob protesting the Stamp Act of 1765
They threatened rebellion over the Stamp Act of 1765
- a British invention to raise money from the colonies by requiring a tax stamp on documents.
Economic boycotts have a long and illustrious history, tracing their lineage from the Stamp Act of 1765
(American colonists refused to pay a British tax) to Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Stamp Act of 1765
, in particular, raised the ire of colonists, since it crippled commerce and the free flow of information, as the cost of using stamps became simply exorbitant.
The immediate cause of the dispute was the Stamp Act of 1765