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Published on Nov 18, 2015
In August 2015, reenactors took to the streets of Newport for the Newport Historical Society's reenactment event celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act protest.
The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first direct tax imposed on the American colonies by the British government. In August of 1765, violence erupted in Newport when the Sons of Liberty incited a mob to revolt against the unpopular tax. The mob forced the tax collector and tax supporters to back down and flee the city. In 1766, the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act.
Video produced for the Newport Historical Society by Tree of Life Productions, LLC .