Colonial Stamp Act spoof

Conclusion

You have learned through the use of primary sources about the Stamp act that was passed on to the colonists in 1765. You have learned that this was the first direct tax that Parliament had passed on the colonies and that it had a significant impact on the upper classes of society.  Colonists from all social levels came together to resist what they saw as unjust treatment by the British.  In addition you examined the use of mob activity as a form of protest.  Colonists used such tactics to sack the houses of Andrew Oliver and Thomas Hutchinson.  Some felt that these mob actions were justified while others felt they went too far.  You were asked to reflect on whether or not the use of mob violence was effective in causing change.