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The Stamp Act - An Actual Page from History

The Stamp Act was a tax, imposed by the British Parliament, on American colonists. It caused massive resentment when it took effect on the 1st of November, 1765.

This document, setting forth the law, was printed in London (in 1766) by Mark Baskett.


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Library of Congress - John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations - image vc33.

The exhibition, according to the Library of Congress web site, is a "joint project of the Library of Congress and The British Library ... and brings together for the first time treasures from the two greatest libraries in the English-speaking world."

 

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