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Was Benjamin Franklin a key player in getting the Stamp Act repealed?

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Yes, according to the History World website, Benjamin Franklin played an integral role in the repeal of the Stamp Act by the British Parliament. The Stamp Act was the first direct tax on the American colonies implemented without asking for a vote from the various American state assemblies.

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Was Benjamin Franklin a key player in getting the Stamp Act repealed?
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According to History World, after passage of the Stamp Act in 1765, American colonists refused to purchase the required stamps that were meant to be applied to specified goods. Benjamin Franklin was chosen for questioning before the House of Commons to give the American point of view. His answers during questioning are credited with convincing Parliament to repeal the act.

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