Greville knew that his country needed . In 1765 they
faces huge debts. These debts were the result of the French
and Indian war.
Greenville was wondering can or how will Britain raise
more . Grenville's plan seemed easy, tax the people. The
money raised from taxing the people would be used for
defending the colonies.
Britain's agreed with the idea of a . Many
members of the parliament agreed to , them, the taxing
seemed fair because the American colonists benefited from the
protection of Britain solders.
The British agreed that the colonists should help pay the
cost of the army. So they decided when the colonists bought an
item they had to buy a stamp to show they paid the . Once
this news got to the colonists they protested. The colonists did
not think they should have to pay Britain.
A young lawyer named Henry was one of the first to give a
speech against the Stamp Act. He became famous for his speech
and his bravery. His speech was about how the Stamp Act was
not fair and that Britain should not get to them. His
speech was inspiring to other colonists so they started to
So they fought for their right! It was not easy, they had to
for a long time. The colonist had to pay on food
and water. They needed stuff to live on, such as and
. . This was known as the Stamp Act.