Chapter 5

Chapter 5: From Empire To Independence

Research Topics

The Stamp Act

Overview

How did the British colonists respond to the Stamp Act?

The Stamp Act was an important turning point in relations between the colonists and the mother country. Parliament's effort to raise revenue by requiring colonists to use stamps for certain purchases raised important questions about representation and the relationship between governments and citizens. Not all Americans responded with thought and caution, however, as some colonists turned to violence to protest the act.

Sources

Choose from the following titles:

  1. The Boston Gazette: Accounts of August 14 and 15, 1765. August 26, 1765
  2. The Boston Gazette: Account of September 2, 1765
  3. Stamp Act Repealed Song (1766)
  4. Virginia House of Burgesses in Praise of the King (November 18, 1766)
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