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History of the United States
Significance of stamp act?
What is the significance of the Stamp Act of 1765?
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What was the stamp act and what things were taxed under this act?
What was the significance of the Stamp Act?
The Stamp Act was an act passed by the British Parliament in a bid to tax the American colonies. It was a tax on all legal and commercial documents (ex. marriage licenses, wills, etc.) and were not binding unless the tax had been paid and the paper had received an official governmental stamp. Needless to say, the colonists resisted the legislation.