Odds and Ends
31 7, 3:02am
Yes, it was Americas first real act of defiance against English rule. Those rough adolescent years.
It was a protest of the Stamp Act of 1765. It started with the French and Indian war which was basically just an extension of the Seven Years war. Until the French and Indian war, America was most independent (for example, colonies even printed their own money) and generally ignored by England. England was suffering from a lot of debt and need the money. Its debt basically doubled during war and England had to maintain a large standing army to safe guard the new territory it acquired from the French. Its answer was the stamp act which was basically a raise in taxes. Which never goes well.