- The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765.
- The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
- Ship’s papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
- The tax applied to all legal documents, such as contracts, licenses, deeds, diplomas, and ship clearance papers. It also applied to pamphlets, newspapers, playing cards, advertisements, and dice.
- In order to purchase these items, a person had to also purchase a tax stamp that was embossed on (or attached to) the item.
- Any legal documents that did not have a stamp were considered invalid. If anyone distributed documents without the proper stamp, they could be fined.
- They passed this law because they had to raise money after the French and Indian War
- On May 29, 1765, the Virginia legislature adopted resolutions stating that only the Virginia legislature itself could tax Virginians.
- These Virginia Resolutions were written and introduced to the legislature by Patrick Henry.
- After they were adopted, the resolutions were published in many colonial newspapers.
- They inspired widespread colonial resistance to the tax.
- When they heard about it, the colonists were vehemently opposed to the new tax.
- According to the act, the money raised from the tax was supposed to be used for the protection and defense of the American colonies.
- However, the colonists suspected that Parliament planned to spend the money on defense for England, not the colonies.
- The colonists were also angry because they did not believe Parliament should be allowed to impose a tax on the colonies without their consent.
- Although resented, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of import duties, and most colonists accepted it.
- The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.
And for and upon every pack of playing cards, and all dice, which shall be sold or used within the said colonies and plantations, the several stamp duties following (that is to say):
For every pack of such cards, one shilling.
And for every pair of such dice, ten shillings.
Gymnastics is my life
Gymnastics makes me happy
Gymnastics has an affect on my life
Gymnastics is fun
Gymnastics turns me upside down
Gymnastics flips me round and round
Gymnastics is the bars, beam, floor and vault
is helping a friend in need
is making another persons day
is adopting a pet
is helping at home
Kindness is great
Kindness is something
Kindness is cool
Kindness rules whenever
In this blog post, I will tell you all about our Ignite project that we are doing. My Ignite is about gymnastics and for an Ignite project, you would make a slideshow but you would not put in the words. All you would put in is pictures. You do that because you are talking the whole time and the pictures are helping the audience figure out what you are saying and it also helps you to remember what you are supposed to say because you don’t have your script when you are preforming and you have to memorize it before hand. Back to my ignite about gymnastics, I have been doing it since I was 2 and am still doing it at the age of 9 almost 10 (4th grade).
As easy as tying your shoes
As easy as baking a cake
As easy as a smile
As easy as a handshake
As easy as chewing gum
As easy as anything
Candy sushi is nice to eat
Candy sushi is very sweet
Candy sushi is super neat
Candy sushi is is also sticky
Candy sushi is cool and awesome
Candy sushi is very yummy
is something everyone should be
is something everyone can be
is something that matters
is something that the world needs
is something that has a meaning
is something that is never impossible
My 4th grade year has begun. I was very nervous to start 4th grade at a new school. But it has turned out ok. I made lots of friends and lots of nice teachers. Going to a new school is hard but I think I can handle it!