Stamp Act 1765
|Long title||An act for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America, towards further defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the same; and for amending such parts of the several acts of parliament relating to the trade and revenues of the said colonies and plantations, as direct the manner of determining and recovering the penalties and forfeitures therein mentioned.|
|Citation||5 George III, c. 12|
|Introduced by||The Right Honourable George Grenville, MP|
Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Leader of the House of Commons
|Royal assent||22 March 1765|
|Commencement||1 November 1765|
|Repealed||18 March 1766|
|Repealed by||Act Repealing the Stamp Act 1766|
|Relates to||Declaratory Act|
The Stamp Act 1765 was made by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1765, that affected things like paper and prints or any legal document, and needed to be paid in British currency. To show that they paid, every paper needed a revenue stamp, similar to a postage stamp. The purpose of the tax was to pay for troops in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War and the French and Indian War.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Works related to Stamp Act (1765) at Wikisource
- Text of the 1765 Stamp Act
- Resolves of the Pennsylvania Assembly on the Stamp Act, 21 September 1765
- 1766 Text of the Repeal of the Stamp Act Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Images of the type of stamps referred to in the Act.
- Profiles of the "12 Immortal Justices" of Maryland who ruled the Stamp Act invalid and void on 23 November 1765.