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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