The Currency Act prohibited colonial governments from issuing paper money and required that all taxes and debts to British merchants be paid in British currency.
Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which imposed a tax on all newspapers, legal documents, playing cards, dice, almanacs, and pamphlets. The act highlighted the issue of taxation without representation.
The Quartering Act required the colonies to provide housing and food for British troops stationed there.
A group of anti-British American patriots founded the Sons of Liberty.
Accused of treason for denouncing the Stamp Act in the Virginia House of Burgesses, Patrick Henry declared: “If this be treason, make the most of it.”
The Virginia House of Burgesses passed the Virginia Resolves, which invalidated the Stamp Act passed by Parliament.
Royal stamp collector Andrew Oliver was hanged in effigy from the Liberty Tree by Bostonians protesting the Stamp Act.
The Stamp Act Congress, consisting of delegates from nine colonies, met in New York to organize united resistance to the Stamp Act. It called on the colonies to protest the act by refusing to import goods that required purchase of a stamp.
New York City merchants protested the Stamp Act.
British administrators in the colonies dissolved American assemblies.