Tag Archives: 1765

What Happened – October 19

It was on this day in 1765 that representives from some of the American colonies drew up a Declaration of Rights and Grievances. They had been meeting for the past 12 days in order to discuss the Stamp Act that England … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 29

“If this be treason, make the most of it!” It was on this day in 1765 that Patrick Henry made a speech before the House of Burgesses, attacking the recently imposed Stamp Act. He had been a member of Virginia’s colonial legislative body … Continue reading

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