The mood of the colonists is one of anger as CBS reporters visit early America. The Stamp Act was a symbol of all the oppression from Brittain that the colonists wanted to come to an end.
Bells ring as active demonstrations fill the streets. Patrick Henry speaks, and tells reporters about the extent of the people he represents. Details emerge on how aristocrats back in England are ignoring the appeals of the colonists, and a boycott of imported goods is Militiamen arrive in an attempt to keep things civil, and pave the way for the governor. The crowds become quiet to listen to the latest wisdom from on high. What will the loyalist politician have to say on the new law?
A woman who is not a supporter of the movement has her say. The local politicians claim they have their hands tied, and are only passing the stamps along. Do they really have such little control? The crowd is as stirred up as ever. Emotions run high, but the governor seems to have won this battle of nerves.
Both colonists, and Brittish merchants feel that the government has bitten off more than it can chew with this latest round of taxation. CBS reporters offer more details on why the government needs the taxes, and how the bill came to be. The microphones of the reporters go to factions in Philadelphia and Boston to listen to the other side of the arguement. The boycotting seems to be making an impact, but will it serve to be harmful to all parties involved? Though the officials over the sea aren’t listening, at least some of the officials in this country are, and the Stamp Act is rejected.