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When was the stamp act?


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The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even cards were taxed.

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The Stamp Act of 1765 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America. The Stamp Act was passed by Parliament on 22 March 1765, with an effective date of 1 November 1765. It was Repealed on 18 March 1766.

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