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Lesson Plan:

Getting the News about the Stamp Act

By Marge Stembel

In this lesson, colonial newspapers of the 1760s provide many insights into how citizens felt about the new taxes put in place by the British government after the French and Indian War. By using these primary and secondary source documents, students can interpret the feelings of specific colonial groups and British groups. By analyzing and discussing the documents, students can see the particular bias of a colonial group for or against the stamp tax.

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