Questions On The Stamp Act

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1. The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765 to meet the costs of army and the empire. It required formal documents such as bills, deeds, diplomas and newspapers to be stamped in order to make sure that the designated taxes were paid.
2. It raised questions about the limits and legitimacy of imperial rule.
3. The artisans and shop-keepers of Boston who were against the Stamp Act were known as the Loyal Nine or the Sons of Liberty.
4. The effigy was hanging with a boot along with a young impersonation of the Devil that was peeking out from the top. It had a label on its breast that read ‘In Praise of Liberty’. And found beneath the effigy were the following words: “He that takes this down is an enemy to his country.”
The owner of the tree decided to take effigy down, however, after seeing the amount of people who gathered near the effigy, he abstained from his decision. It was because every single person that passed the effigy was required to get his articles stamped by it.
5. The crowd of thousands met up at their assigned place and took down the pageantry surrounding the effigy. They took the effigy along the main street, through Tilby Street and Oliver’s Dock, towards a newly built building which they thought to be an office for stamps and demolished it in half an hour. They burned the effigy with timber and set fire to several things like stables, coach houses etc. They demolished a summer house, broke its furniture along with an expensive looking