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Stamp Act

MARKING HISTORY: The Stamp Act of 1765

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video In 1765, Wilmington was not part of the United States - it was an English Colony. While economic conditions were tough, one new law would prove to be the straw that broke the camel's back for the colonists. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Angry Wilmingtonians protest Stamp Act with mock funeral

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On October 31, 1765, angry Wilmingtonians held a mock funeral for Liberty the day before the Stamp Act was to go into effect. The Stamp Act placed taxes on most forms of paper in the colonies, including newspapers, letters, pamphlets and wills. Full story...
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