On March 18, 1766, the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act imposed a tax directed at people living in the British colonies in North America. Colonists had to pay a tax on stamps to put on all their important documents and printed material. The money was used to pay for a British army in the United States. The colonists were very angry about this new tax, calling it "taxation without representation."
The repeal of the hated Stamp Tax was an important victory for American colonists. It helped them gain a degree of independence from the United Kingdom. Ten years later, colonists defeated the British in the American War of Independence, forming a new nation, the United States of America.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry army Noun
military land forces.
people and land separated by distance or culture from the government that controls them.
state or situation of being free.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
Encyclopedic Entry: nation parliament Noun
legislature, usually a democratic government's decision-making body.
to overturn or reject something that was once guaranteed.
symbol of something.
money or goods citizens provide to government in return for public services such as military protection.
United Kingdom Noun
nation made of the countries of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.