Stamp Act Congress



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Y/M/D Description Place
1765/03/22 British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, imposing a levy on all paper documents in the colonies. It is the first tax levied directly on American colonists by Parliament. Medieval Palace of Westminster, Palace of Westminster
1765/06/00 Massachusetts Assembly sends a letter to the legislatures of the several Colonies on this Continent to consult together on the present circumstances of the colonies. All delegates selected were members of their colonial legislative bodies.
1765/07/00 Benning Wentworth, Royal Governor of the Province of New Hampshire, prevents New Hampshire sending delegates to the Stamp Act Congress by proroguing the Assembly so that none could be selected.
1765/08/00 Samuel Adams establishes the Sons Of Liberty in Boston.
1765/10/07 Stamp Act Congress opens Federal Hall National Memorial, New York City

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