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Can Tiny Stamps Trigger a Revolution?

by Timothy Wroten On March 22, 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a direct tax imposed specifically on printed materials sold in the American colonies. News of the Stamp Act’s passage in 1765 ignited a firestorm from New Hampshire to Georgia (though apparently not in Britain’s Caribbean or Canadian domains). No one in any […]


Occupy 1765

What do Americans do when they feel their government, isn’t representing them? In 1765, we revolted. That year Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which taxed all paper documents in the colonies. And according to the New Yorker, the revolutionary narrative is not so different than it is today: “The protests began because people felt that the […]