American History Essay Contest
Celebrate America's History!
~ Students ~
Are you in the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade?
Do you live in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
You're invited to participate in a
History Essay Contest
"A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act"
Topic:March 22, 2015 marks the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act. Passed by the British Parliament in 1765, this new tax required all colonists to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used. The Stamp Act was viewed by the colonists as "taxation withouth representation". Describe a colonial famiy's discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and parliament.
Open to Grades 5th -- 8th
Length: 300 -- 1,000 Words
Teachers / Schools / Parents
For information please contact the
American History Committee Chair