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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.
Citation5 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
Repealed18 March 1766
Other legislation
Repealed byAct Repealing the Stamp Act 1766
Relates toDeclaratory Act
Status: Repealed

The Stamp Act 1765 was made by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1765, which affected things like paper and prints or any legal document, and needed to be paid in British currency, also 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.

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