The Stamp Act
The British parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765. The Act said that colonists in the colonies had to use a stamp on newspapers and legal documents. However the colonists refused to use the stamps. The colonists did not approve of the Stamp Act, so they sent representatives from nine colonies to hold a meeting and write some of their complaints against the British Government.They asked the Government to repeal the law.The colonists also agreed not to import goods from Britain. Manufacturers in Britian were unhappy because it ment they could not sell their goods in the colonies.It also meant they lost money. Manufacturers asked the Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act.
The colonists did not have any representatives in the British legislature, however they had their own legislature in the colonies. Then in 1766 the Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
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