New York State Library, NYSL_NYMercury_17651107
"No Stamped Paper to be had," November 7, 1765 and additional information dated October 28, and November 2, 1765.
What was happening in places such as Halifax, Nova Scotia, New York, and Philadelphia?
Who was involved?
How might the British react?
Based on the evidence, do you think these actions will benefit or harm the colonists? Explain.
Why is there not enough stamped paper or why are the shipments not getting through?
Compare the impact of Colonial taxes with those levied in Great Britain and evaluate the economic claims made by those in the Americas.
Conduct a mock debate with representatives from each Colonial geographic location and attempt to create a consensus of ways to protest the Stamp Act.
Exceprts from various Parliamentary Acts—Quartering Act, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, and Tea Act.
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