OTD in History… March 22, 1765, Britain institutes the Stamp Act first direct tax on the colonies

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

On this day in history March 22, 1765, Britain implements the Stamp Act the first direct tax on the American colonies, taxing and forcing a stamp to be placed on any paper sold or used in the colonies. This was the third tax Britain imposed on the colonies to pay for…