- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

WINNABOW, N.C. (AP) - Resistance to the British Parliament’s passage of the Stamp Act is being recalled at a North Carolina historic site this weekend.

Re-enactors at the Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson State Historic site near Wilmington will debate how the act affected the lives of colonists on Saturday. There will also be demonstrations of trades such as blacksmithing from the period before the Revolutionary War.

In addition, visitors can see muskets and artillery demonstrations.

The Stamp Act passed in March 1765 was greeted with widespread opposition in the American colonies. It required colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper from legal documents to newspapers and playing cards.

Many colonists saw it as an attempt to tax the colonies without the colonists being represented in Parliament.


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