Americans felt that they had to unite to fight against the injustices of the British government
The Americans felt that the stamp act was too strong because it was based on every printed material which were daily necessities
The Americans felt the tax was not fair on them because in Britain the tax was only 2 pounds while in America it was 10 pounds
The Americans boycotted many of the goods that were classified under the stamp act as protest against the tax
The Americans threatened the tax collectors with tarring and feathering
The Americans also felt that they were being robbed because for newspapers they were forced to buy special paper for newspapers and legal documents from the British
The Americans took offence from the stamp act because unlike the sugar act which was an external tax, which only taxed goods that were imported into the colonies, the stamp act was an internal act which was levied on directly on the goods and properties of the Americans.
Bostonians were in the habit of congregating in large groups to express themselves politically.
most stamp distributors had resigned, and legal and business proceedings only continued because the colonial legislatures threatened to withhold the salaries of those in a position to halt them. By the end of 1765, almost every colony was functional, without stamped paper.
It was not surprising that Boston emerged as the center of resistance to the Stamp Act. In 1765, Bostonians were not living