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March 18, 1766

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Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.

October 1765

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Radicals from eastern Connecticut opposing the Stamp Act win control of the General Assembly.

September 9, 1765

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A mob from New London & Windham Counties forces Stamp Act Distributor Jared Ingersoll to resign his royal office.

March 22, 1765

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British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, requiring colonists to buy stamps to place on paper documents of all kinds, to help pay for British soldiers protecting the colonies. Wildly unpopular, the tax is protested by “Sons of Liberty” societies in Connecticut and elsewhere in the colonies through boycotts and near-riots