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But Parliament misjudged the sentiments in the American colonies as well as its own power Parliamentary supremacy over America seemed natural to all parties involved at the other side of the ocean But opposition against the Stamp Act once implemented was strong and violent Almost all assemblies in the colonies challenged the right of the British to tax the territories Incidents were reported all over and preparations for the boycot of English goods were being made a fact of which British merchants were highly sensitive After a year of protests rioting and debating Parliament withdrew the Stamp Act having grossly overestimated its own power and realizing the situation indeed had changed after the French-Indian war The commotion surrounding the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act was only the beginning of a more determined American oppositional movement However as soon became clear Parliament failed to notice the underlying changes in the complex relationship between mother and children and failed to adjust its own attitude And so within a year the game was started all over again with the implementation of the Townshend Duties On June 6 1765 the Massachusetts House of Representatives on the motion of James Otis resolved to propose an intercolonial meeting to resist the Stamp Act On June 8 it sent a circular letter to the assemblies of the other colonies inviting them to meet at New York the following October to consider of a general and united dutiful loyal and humble representation of their condition to His Majesty and the Parliament and to implore relief The resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress were the chief accomplishment of the Congress The principle issue that divided the twenty-seven delegates was wether to modify the rebelious tone of their denial of Parliaments authority to tax this could be done by acknowledging explicitly what authority Parliament did have over the colonies In the end this proved to be impossible because the more radical delegates were
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