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Stamp Act

  • By: Christopher R. Marshall
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The English Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765 to extract revenue from the Anglo-American colonies. The act, which imposed a tax on purchases of paper items, evoked sharp opposition and marked a key point in the development of American revolutionary ...

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