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November 1, 1765

Parliament enacts the Stamp Act.
The English reasoned, that the Americans should contribute to their own defense.
This was the most controversial of the acts passed by Parliament . The colonists were forced to buy a stamp for every American newspaper , legal document, license and bond, grants and deeds, and liquor license.
The Stamp Act was met with violence, boycotts of British goods.
March 4,1766 Parliament repeals the Stamp Act. On March 18,1766 they passed the Declaratory Act this gave parliament authority to make laws binding the the colonies in all cases. It gave more meaning to "taxation without representation ".
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August 14, 1765:

Two effigies hung from the elm tree where modern day Washington and Essex Streets meet in Boston. One was a likeness of Secretary Andrew Oliver,the other the Devil peeking through a boot. The tree bece known as the Liberty Tree.
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It was a wonderful experience visiting the new Revolutionary War Museum .

King George III felt he could exploit the
Colonies through taxation. It is believed that King George had mental illness. His insanity was kept secret from the public. His illness would contribute to the loss of the American Colonies.
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Dottie East (lower right side) 1958 see the boy on the left row. ... See MoreSee Less

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