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The stamp duties in America would not be a particularly heavy burden. They were much lighter than those in England, where they had been levied for over 70 years. The Treasury estimated that the new duty would raise about £60,000 in its first year. The money would be spent entirely in the colonies. It would be only a quarter of the sum needed for colonial defence. There was some opposition to the stamp bill in the Commons – from William Pitt, Edmund Burke and Isaac Barre – but not enough to challenge the measure seriously.
Most MPs agreed with Grenville that Parliament had the right to tax the colonies and that the Americans should contribute something to their own defence. The bill was adopted by the Commons by 245 to 49 and given royal assent on 22 March. It was to take effect on 1 November 1765. 42 | Britain and the American Colonies 1740–89 The American reaction News of the Stamp Act arrived in the colonies in April 1765. By the summer, it had produced an extraordinarily widespread and intense reaction. Whereas the Sugar Act had affected only New England merchants, the Stamp Act applied universally, antagonising some of the most influential groups of colonists – lawyers, printers and tavern-keepers.
George III (1760–1820) took an active part in government. Within limits, he chose the ministers who served him – the limits being essentially their ability to command parliamentary support. The American Colonies by 1763 | 27 Parliament did very little with regard to public policy. This was largely because most MPs believed the best form of government was the least form of government. The Cabinet The inner cabinet usually consisted of the prime minister, the chancellor of the Exchequer, the two secretaries of state, and the president of the Privy Council.