Day: July 21, 2015

Repealing the Stamp Act

When the American colonists protested the Stamp Act in 1765, some did turn to violence over it, but the real political leaders at the time made use of the legal means available to them, offering a petition for a redress of their grievances. In a show of colonial unity that was scarce for the day, since each colony usually considered itself more tied to the Mother Country than the other colonies, they came together in a congress in Philadelphia and… Read more »