It would destroy their business with more taxes
It represented "Taxation without Representaiton" or the idea that taxes should be agreed upon by the people who must pay them.
It showed how the Colonists felt oppressed by their mother Country, England.
It caused the colonists to hold town meetings and protest.
Required everything to be split 4 ways in trade
Required British troops to pay for their own housing (quarters).
Required colonies to provide royal troops with provisions and barracks.
Required colonists to serve in the British Army
In response the people formed the "Sons of Liberty" -- secret organizations formed to protest the Stamp Act
It aroused the hostility of the most powerful and articulate groups in the American population: journalists, lawyers, clergymen, merchants and businessmen
From Massachusetts to South Carolina, mobs, forced luckless customs agents to resign their offices and destroyed their stamps.
It started more meetings in legislative bodies regarding taxation without a representative from the colonies involved.
The Americans started drinking tea in Boston harbour.
Americans dressed as Indians entered a ship and threw the tea into the water.
Gold and Silver Act
King George III stepped down as king.
An official army was formed
George Washington was voted president.
Benjamin Franklin was chosen to be the first general of the Continental Army.
Battle of New York
Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Yorktown
They had a fundraiser
They borrowed from North America
Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765
The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Lexington and Concord
The Battle of Bunker Hill
Sons of LIberty
The Sons of Liberty
The Continental Army
The Committee of Correspondence
The First Continental Congress
Marion de Lafayette
Dr. Samuel Prescott
Bernardo de Galvez
Christiana, Lexington and Concord
Proclamation of 1763
Boston Tea Party
Olive Branch Petition
Declaration of Independence
April 12, 1776
July 8, 1775
March 5, 1770
June 19, 1770
October 1775, June 1780
November 1774, June 1776
October 1774, May 1775
December 1775, June 1776