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War of Words
The debate was carried out on the paper that carried the hated tax
Volume 37 Number 04, (CWJ, Autumn 2015)
The hated Stamp Act of 1765 levied on the American colonists by the British Parliament precipitated a dispute involving the fundamental issues of politics and government that led to the Americans' Declarations of Independence. The composition of the electorate in both Great Britain and the American colonies is contrasted. The role of pamphets is likened to that of today's internet.
Wood, Gordon S.