Stamp Act Repeal

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1766 Stamp Act Repeal Act
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1766 Stamp Act Repeal Act: 6 George III, c. 11.  ‘An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expences of defending, protecting and securing the same; and for amending such Parts of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the Trade and Revenues of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned.’ 

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A year after passing the Stamp Act Parliament repealed the act. At the same time, however, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, asserting its right to tax the colonists. The repeal of the Stamp Act did little therefore to calm the heated opposition in the colonies. Parliament did continue to assert its right to tax the colonies, including the hated Townshend Acts in 1767, which taxed commodities such as tea. The Boston Tea Party, an act of rebellion in the colonies, was the result of this taxation.


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