Why did the Colonist began to protest the Stamp Act?

2 Answers
Oct 29, 2017


The colonists protested the Stamp Act because they felt it was very unjust.


The Stamp Act was a tax on anything made out of paper, and the colonists not having computers had all their important documents on paper. The colonists even had to pay taxes on playing cards. In addition people complain taxes a lot if you increase the taxes they have to pay by a lot they're not going to like that.

Nov 1, 2017


Before we answer this question, we need to know what the Stamp Act was.


The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act made a tax on all,

  • legal documents
  • licenses
  • newspapers
  • other publications (including playing cards, wow.)

This act was passed to tax all colonist from the French and Indian war. King George III was greatly in debt and needed a way to earn his money back, after spending it on the colonists.

What was the colonists point of view?

The colonists were seeing the King taxing them for the first time. They were saying, that they would not pay the taxes. Later, the Stamp Act was repealed in March of 1766.

What was the british point of view?

King George III was greatly in debt and needed all the money he could get. After the colonists started protesting (peacefully), King George III decided to repeal the Stamp Act.

Good Info, but where can I get more?

To learn more about the Stamp Act, check out these links.

Stamp Act