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8th Grade American Revolution: Stamp Act

Events leading up to the Revolutionary War as well as important battles of the Revolutionary War.

Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was a tax put on the American colonies by the British in 1765. It said they had to pay a tax on all sorts of printed materials such as newspapers, magazines and legal documents. It was called the Stamp Act because the colonies were supposed to buy paper from Britain that had an official stamp on it that showed they had paid the tax.

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