Forever Stamp Act

USPS Mini Drop Box Coin BankMarch 22, 1763 – In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765. The legislation levied a direct tax on all materials printed for commercial and legal use in the colonies, from newspapers and pamphlets to playing cards and dice.

Oh yeah, it’s also the Shat’s birthday 🙂


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