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stamp act

Stamp Act of 1765

***Required colonists to purchase a stamp on legal documents. This helped pay for war debt. *What War?***The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert (push) governmental authority over the colonies.***That debt had grown from £72,289,673 in 1755 to £129,586,789 in 1764*.

Protest against the Stamp ActThe sign in the background reads:"The Folly of England and the Ruin of America"