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Can Tiny Stamps Trigger a Revolution?

by Timothy Wroten On March 22, 1765, The 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 [...]