Stamp Act Dbq

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The Stamp act was passed by The House of Commons in 1765. It stated that any official business had to be conducted on stamped paper. This indicated that the stamp tax had been paid. This affected almost every colonial resident because all of the official papers required the stamp. These documents included leases, deeds, newspapers, wills, and even dice and playing cards. People who were caught violating the stamp act were subject to a punishment delivered by the Crown-controlled vice admiralty courts. This led to the meeting of the Stamp Act Congress in New York City. The delegates organized boycotts against the British imports and other issues. The most important decision was that if American colonists had not personally elected representatives