Traveling Exhibit

Road to Revolution

The Stamp Tax Crisis of 1765

In debt after the French and Indian War, King George III of England proposed measures to raise revenue that were deeply unpopular in the colonies. One such measure, the Stamp Act, was destined to create a firestorm of protest and create a complex debate about the principles of government, of individual rights, and the identity of the colonists as "Americans."

  • To borrow, contact:
  • Lida Harkins
    lida.harkins@sec.state.ma.us
    781-888-0239
    (includes 16 foam core panels measuring 56 x 32 inches)