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This Day in Georgia History

March 22, 1765

Stamp Act Approved by King George III

In London, the Stamp Act received the approval of King George III. The legislation, which levied a new tax on a variety of paper documents, was designed to recover some of the large costs Britain had incurred protecting the American colonies during the French and Indian War. Instead, it resulted in resentment and the growth of a movement that would lead to the American Revolution.

To view a publication on the Stamp Act in Georgia, see the Digital Library of Georgia.