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22 March 1765 - Stamp Act - Seeing the hostile reaction in the colonies, the British government repealed the Stamp Act in March 1766 but at the same time passed the Declaratory Act, which said that Great Britain was superior (and boss of) the American colonies "in all cases whatsoever."
August 1765 the Sons of Liberty staged a peaceful protest in a dramatization under the Liberty Tree. They were attempting to show what would occur to British leaders if the Stamp Act was not repealed.
The Sons of Liberty was a group of colonists that were formed to oppose British ways. This secret society was made of lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople. They joined this group because they were the people that were the most affected of the Stamp Act. The Sons of Liberty carried out many protests and revolts, some harmless, some violent.
Stamp Act - This act was passed by the British Parliament in 1765. It required all colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The money was used to pay for defending the frontier of the colonies. This act was viewed by the colonists as a way for the British to raise money without going through the colonial legislatures. Taxation without representation as a saying was an outcome of this act.
A BACTRIAN COPPER ALLOY COMPARTMENTED STAMP SEAL circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium b.c. Circular in form, the openwork figural device in the form of a caprid with curving horns standing on a groundline, a small bird on its back, a monkey in front with its hands on the caprid's neck, the back of the seal with incision detailing the figural scene, a tongue-shaped suspension loop in the center
The American Revolution - Patrick Henry is perhaps best known for the speech he made in the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. Listen to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" The House was undecided on whether to mobilize for military action against the encroaching British military force, and Henry argued in favor of mobilization.