The Stamp Act and Virtual Representation

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"No taxation without representation!" While many have heard this rallying cry of the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War, rarely is time given to hear the British reasoning behind their implementation of the Stamp Act. This instructional activity, which presents the cases of both the British government and American colonists side-by-side, will help your class acquire valuable perspective on a key event contributing to the American Revolution.

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  • Brief overview of implementation of the Stamp Act and idea of virtual representation
  • Clear descriptions of both British and Colonists' perspectives
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