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The Food Stamp Act is a product of developments beginning in the 1920s when overproduction of food led to a decrease in purchasing power. During the following decades, programs were developed to use the surplus as a means of feeding those in need. The... More »
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Jan 26, 2016 ... A March 24, 2016 talk with Don Hagist. This spring marks the 250th anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act, one of the first direct taxes imposed on American colonists. This tax sparked a series of riots in colonial cities, including Newport, and is considered one of the first conflicts in the American ...


On this day in 1765, the British official charged with administering the hated Stamp Act was hung in effigy from an elm tree near Boston Common. A small group of merchants and master craftsmen had staged the prank, but soon a large crowd gathered to vent their anger at the Crown's interference with colonial affairs.


Dec 20, 2011 ... News of the Boston riots spread quickly throughout the colonies. The Boston Sons of Liberty provided a strategic model that other colonies adopted in order to prevent the Stamp Act from being implemented. New organizations sprang up everywhere, and these Sons of Liberty used violence and threats of ...


In 1763, the British defeated the French to become the dominant power in North America. But with a broke treasury, their problems were just getting started.


A Colonial Newspaper Protests The Stamp Act. In 1765 the British Parliament, in an attempt to increase revenue from the colonies to pay for troops and colonial administration, passed the Stamp Act. It required colonists to purchase stamps for many documents and printed items, such as land titles, contracts, playing cards, ...


The Stamp Act of 1765 was an attempt by Britain to relieve its national debt after the French Indian War, but instead it began the drive for independence among the colonies.


As England was having difficulty maintaining order in the colonies, Parliament turned to economic measures such as the Stamp Act of 1765. The law placed taxes on most forms of paper in the colonies, including newspapers, letters, pamphlets, and wills. While Parliament intended to defray costs incurred from stationing ...


Jan 8, 2010 ... The text of the Declaration of Rights written after the implementation of the Stamp Act.


Broadside Concerning the Repeal of the Stamp Act, May 16, 1766. On February 10, 1763, the Treaty of Paris concluded the Seven Years' War between France and Great Britain, the war known in North America as the French and Indian War. France ceded to Britain most of its land in North America east of the Mississippi ...