Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March 18: Stamp Act is Passed

On this date in History ..... March 18, 1766:  

Parliament repeals the Stamp Act because colonists’ boycotts were hurting British trade, BUT …. passes the Declaratory Act which says Britain had full and complete legislative power over the colonies, and was copied word for word from the Irish Declaratory Act, which had placed Ireland in British bondage to the crown. Colonists feared the same fate & this British Act became another brick in the wall that was building toward an American Revolution.

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