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It Happened Today in New York City

11-01 Stamp Act

On November 1, 1765, angry mobs marched through New York, demonstrating against the Stamp Act. Recognized as taxation without representation, the Stamp Act provoked riots and demonstrations throughout the colonies. When New York Governor Cadwallader Colden defended the measure as a royal prerogative and refused to condemn it, the citizens burned him in effigy.


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