noun American History.
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Example sentences from the Web for stamp act
What is your opinion of a future tax, imposed on the same principle with that of the stamp-act?
This language was used even by most strenuous opposers of the stamp-act, and, among others, by Mr. Pitt.
By attacking all the colonies together, by the stamp-act, and the paint and glass act, they had been defeated.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis|John Adams
This language was used even by the most strenuous opposers of the stamp-act: and, amongst others, by Mr. Pitt.
The disturbances produced in America by Mr. Grenville's stamp-act, and the opposition made to it, are well known.
British Dictionary definitions for stamp act
Cultural definitions for 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.