Interesting Fact about The Stamp Act
Prior to the Revolutionary War, England taxed the colonists to pay their debt from The French and Indian War.
The first items that were taxed were all printed material.
Many colonists played cards for entertainment.
The tax on the cards was only applicable to the "Ace of Spades."
To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead.Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck."