"Revolutionary America! 1763-1789 April 20-November 3, 2002

Territory and Taxes

Tax Stamp

photo of tax stamp
In this photo:
TAX STAMP, British revenue 1765-1766
  On loan from the collection of:
    --Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston MA

A TAX STAMP

The Stamp Act of 1765 taxed all paper products - legal documents, business records, even playing cards - and specified that taxes be paid in "hard money." This Act threatened every single American and would drain all coinage from the colonies.

 

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