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25 January, 06:32

Which 1765 act taxed paper and printed goods in the colonies was?

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  1. 25 January, 07:24
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    It was the Stamp Act of 1765 and it was and it was an act by Great Britain to enact a direct tax on British colonies in America. It compelled that printed materials in the colonies to be made of stamped paper created from London with an embossed stamp. These included magazines, legal documents, playing cards, newspapers and other printed materials throughout the colonies. It was to paid in British currency not colonial paper money. The purpose of this tax was to pay soldiers assigned to North America after their triumph in the Seven Years War and French and Indian War. The colonists were against the Stamp for it violated their rights to be taxed without their consent. Colonists sent petitions and protests against the Act. The first significant joint measure against it was the Stamp Act Congress. Protests by colonial merchants spread from New York to Maryland through Committees of Correspondences. Protests by a new secret organization called "Sons of Liberty" turned violent that stamp act distributors quit their posts and the tax was not collected effectively. Even British merchants were against the Stamp Act because their exports were put at risks due to the protests and also petitioned Parliament. It was repealed on March 18.
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