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Stamping Out Free Speech?
The 1765 Stamp Act taxed paper goods in the colonies. Many colonists saw the tax as a deliberate attack on the development of colonial business, political power, and press—even though England may not have intended it as such. Answer the following questions about the Stamp Act.