The Year of our Lord 1765
and the month of March has been a terrible one for Britain's colonies.
The Parliament thinks the Stamp Act will raise money for all of the British
troops stationed in America, but the people in America think otherwise.
"This is not right" said a local plantation owner. "The people hate it"
said the plantation owner's wife "and so do I" she later quoted. The act
itself is a plan devised by King George and the British Parliament to pay
for the presence of all the British troops in America. There is now an
awful bad tax placed on such items as: deeds, mortgages, liquor, playing
cards, and almanacs. Local pub owner Mark Sideman is furious about the
tax. "I've lost me business. No one wants to buy me bloody beer or wine
because the tax is mighty high." Several "riots" have developed due to
the Stamp Act.
"No taxation without representation" has been a popular
saying among the colonie's common folk, showing how much the Stamp Tax is hated
among them. " The British troops can suffer just as we
are suffering now" is the opinion of a local farmer.
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