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The Mind of the North Carolina Opponents of the Stamp Act

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Colonial North Carolinians demanded a great deal of autonomy from the suppressing English government. Governors of the colony found it difficult to collect taxes without adequate support from the crown and if collected revenue was not used locally it was impossible to get taxes from the populace. North Carolinians' independent spirit was further inflamed with the introduction of the Stamp Act of 1765. The author looks at the colonist's opposition to this act which primarily came from the aristocratic plantation owning sect of the population.