Speech on the Stamp Act

Pitt, William
August 2017
Speech on the Stamp Act;8/1/2017, p1
The article presents a speech that was given by William Pitt on January 14, 1766, which protests the Stamp Act of 1765. The legislation allowed England to tax the American colonies even though the colonists were not being represented in the British Parliament. The issues of internal and external taxation, as well as the distinction between taxes that raise revenue and duties that regulate trade, are discussed. The document shows the author's statement that Americans believe they have been treated unjustly and they demand the Stamp Act be repealed immediately.


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