Stamp Act 1765

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Duties in American Colonies Act
Long titleAn 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.
Statute book chapter5 George III, c. 12
Introduced byThe Right Honourable George Grenville, MP
Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Leader of the House of Commons
Territorial extent
  • British America and the British West Indies
Royal Assent22 March 1765
Commencement1 November 1765
Repeal date18 March 1766
Other legislation
Related legislationDeclaratory Act
Repealing legislationAct Repealing the Stamp Act 1766
Status: Repealed

The Stamp Act of 1765 was made by the parliament in 1765, that affected things like paper and prints or any legal document, and needed to be payed in British currency. To show that they paid, every paper had to have a revenue stamp on it. 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.

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