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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2021 9:30 p.m. PST

"The year 1764 is of extraordinary importance to the history of the American Revolution. It was a watershed year in the relationship between Great Britain and its North American colonies.

In 1763, the British began to strictly enforce the laws of trade in order to advance a newly formulated colonial policy that included use of customs duties as a means of drawing revenue from the colonies. Americans early in 1764 protested that the laws being enforced were economically unsound and would be destructive to the trade of the colonies. Despite knowing of the American discontent, British officials moved forward with their new colonial policy. Resolutions made by the House of Commons in March 1764 not only codified a more restrictive trade policy, but revealed a plan to impose direct parliamentary taxation. A resolution to levy stamp duties brought forth a storm of American petitions and essays in late 1764 that constitute the beginning of what has become known as the Stamp Act Crisis…"

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GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2021 2:52 a.m. PST

Another link to Amazon, what is the world coming to these days.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2021 3:37 a.m. PST

The year in the title should be 1763, not 1764…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2021 3:43 p.m. PST

Thanks Kevin.

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