March 22, 1765: British Parliament Passes the Stamp Act
On this day in 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act as a means to pay for British troops on the American frontier and Britain’s debts after the French and Indian War. Colonists violently protested the measure. The law touched off a decade-long dispute over British authority in America.
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Images: Newspaper Posting of Stamp Act (Library of Congress) & Proof Sheet of 1d Stamp Duties for Newspapers, 1765 (Library of Congress/The British Library).