EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR BY: LANI WYRICK

My topic is the Stamp Act of 1765 because all paper products got taxed by King George lll. The colonist and the British were involved, but the colonist were treated unfairly because the King put the taxes on paper products that the colonist bought on a daily basis. In my cartoon I used captions and symbolism.

The Stamp Act of 1765 placed taxes on any written articles on paper. This included newspapers, wills, licenses, deeds, and pamphlets. The Stamp Act was made to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains (10,000 troops were to be stationed on the American frontier for this purpose). The colonist who didn't pay taxes were violated could be prosecuted by the British Empire, so the colonists felt that they were treated unfairly because the paper products that they bought costs more. After many months of protest from the colonists the British House of Parliaments voted to repeal the Stamp Act. After that the colonists were freed from paying taxes.

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