The passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 outraged American colonists and fueled discontent with British rule that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution. Why was a rather small tax so fiercely resented? In this lesson, students engage in key aspects of historical thinking as they explore this question.
[Lesson Plan and Original Documents updated on 9/29/14.]
Image: Stamp Act political cartoon published by William Bradford in 1765. From the Library of Congress.