A law in Great Britain. A legislation, similar to the sugar act, where all paper products and documents must be produced on official, taxed paper. This was the Prime Minister's way of obtaining needed revenue to pay for the war. This is an example of virtual representation; The colonies had their own government, but couldn't stop laws that were effecting them in British Parliment. Due to protests, most stamp distributers fled, making the enforcement of the law difficult and therefore repealing the Stamp Act.