The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise revenue to pay part of the empire's defense costs. The Stamp Act required the colonists to use specially stamped paper for all official documents, newspapers, and pamphlets. It provoked almost unanimous opposition among the colonists. They regarded it as a violation of the right of English subjects not to be taxed without representation. Riots broke out in colonies, and American merchants pledged not to buy British goods. Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in March 1766 because of the demands of British merchants.
Another of the taxes on the British colonies was the Town