11/1/1765: Enforcement of the Stamp Act Begins
From Breitbart's Big Government:
Sunday Open Thread: Birth of a Movement Edition
Today, in 1765, the British Government began enforcing the Stamp Act, a tax on all legal documents and publications in the American colonies, enacted earlier in the year. Passage of the Act sparked widespread protests and gave birth to the slogan, “No Taxation Without Representation”, as well as the formal organization of the “Sons of Liberty.” It also moved Patrick Henry and the Virginia House of Burgesses (pictured above) to pass the “Virginia Resolves,” one of the first expressions of colonial disagreement with the distant Monarchy.
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