(Gilder Lehrman Collection) On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the "Stamp Act" to help pay for British troops stationed in the colonies during the Seven Years' War. It required the colonists to pay a tax, represented by a stamp, on various papers, documents, and playing cards.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what was the first direct tax imposed on the colonies?
Stamp Act. Parliament's first direct tax on the American colonies, this act, like those passed in 1764, was enacted to raise money for Britain.
What were the taxes that were imposed on the colonists?
The laws and taxes imposed by the British on the 13 Colonies included the Sugar and the Stamp Act, Navigation Acts, Wool Act, Hat Act, the Proclamation of 1763, the Quartering Act, Townshend Acts and the Coercive Intolerable Acts.
What was the first act placed on the colonies?
In August, Boston merchants begin a boycott of British luxury goods. 1765 – In March, the Stamp Act is passed by the English Parliament imposing the first direct tax on the American colonies, to offset the high costs of the British military organization in America.