No Stamp Act Teapot
"No taxation without representation!" In March 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies. It was the first direct tax on the colonies and provoked an immediate, violent response. The colonists, outraged at being taxed without their consent, refused to pay the tax and instead boycotted English goods. The Stamp Act was repealed less the five months after it had gone into effect. Colonists would have used this teapot privately and publicly to protest England's tax on everyday items before the Revolutionary War. A replica of the No Stamp Act Teapot is on display in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. The 4 cup porcelain teapot is approximately 5 ½" and 9" wide.