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Stamp Act

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Introduction
Defense of the American colonies in the French and Indian War in the years 1754 -1763 and Pontiac's Rebellion in 1763-64 were unbearable to Great Britain. As a means of financing the activities, Prime Minister George Grenville hoped to recover some of these costs by taxing the colonists. The move came known as the Stamp Act of 1965 to be active from November 1956 though passed and enacted on 1964. The act came in place 11 years before America’s independence something that triggered American revolutionary action to oppose tax without representation. The act was passed by Britain parliament and it was to affect all Britain colonies. The essay will give insight of the degree of oppression of the Act to colonies, the radical responses, and American Revolutionary acts that are implicit against the Stamp Act.
Oppressiveness of the Stamp Act
In 1764, the Sugar Act was enacted, putting a high duty on refined sugar. Even though silent, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of import duties making most colonists to accepted it. The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution tool to oppose taxation without representation. To Americans, British government had no mandate to pas an act affecting colonists without their representation the litigation aimed at oppressing colonists. The duty not only targeted on sugar but its products. The implication it carried traversed along economic lines of civilians in raising the cost of living. The move made it difficult for firms as the cost of production went up with minimal sales as people abandoned Britain products.
In the pretext of widespread opposition in the American colonies that...

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...outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775.
Adams was particularly struck by the political consequences of the Stamp Act. The riots against the Stamp Act proofed that all Americans regardless of social status had become concerned with their liberties and rights. The aspect of questioning an impending litigation aimed at exploiting Americans was ripe in their minds and was ready to fight for justice. The move provided platform for political path way making British government to tremble with British leaders becoming ashamed to be seen and lacking what to say.
Conclusion
That which started with riots against Stamp act lead to American Revolutionary with a political agenda. The revolutionary gained momentum fighting taxation without representation that diluted permanently the relationship between America and Britain. The revolutionary is lead to America’s independence.
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