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 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.
The Stamp Act was repealed, but the Declaratory Act was passed. The new law made Parliament’s laws binding “in all cases whatsoever.”
The Georgia legislature resisted the Stamp Act and was later dissolved by the royal governor.