The Stamp Act was brought in during his first illness by the minister he most hated.
He had expressed his disapprobation of the Stamp Act in unqualified terms.
The Stamp Act was repealed in the year following its enactment, and for the moment trade resumed its wonted course.
It was well understood that the repeal of the Stamp Act was close at hand.
Pitt, with an original boldness of expression, justified the colonists in opposing the Stamp Act.
The Stamp Act was the first definite assertion of the right to tax America.
The only remedy for this disastrous state of affairs, the petitioners represented, was a speedy repeal of the Stamp Act.
It was in this tavern that the repeal of the Stamp Act was celebrated, 1767.
Of course, by the passage of the Stamp Act, the whole question of colonial procedure on the subject had been changed.
The November riots disposed of the stamps but not of the Stamp Act.
A law passed by the British government in 1765 that required the payment of a tax to Britain on a great variety of papers and documents, including newspapers, that were produced in the American colonies. Special stamps were to be attached to the papers and documents as proof that the tax had been paid. The stamp tax was the first direct tax ever levied by Britain on the Americans, who rioted in opposition. The American colonists petitioned King George III to repeal the act, which he did in 1766.