Arab League formed

On March 22, 1945, the League of Arab States was formed in Cairo, Egypt to promote the cultural and political interests of the Arab World. Since then, the original six-nation roster of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan (now Jordan), Lebanon, and Iraq has now expanded to twenty-two member states.

Read the Charter of the League of Arab States and a profile of the Arab League from the BBC.

Stamp Act passed by British Parliament

On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a revenue-raising measure under which all pamphlets, almanacs, newspapers, bonds, notes, leases, insurance policies, and legal papers had thenceforward to be issued on stamped paper that could only be purchased from the king's officers.

American colonists objected to the Act, saying that Parliament did not have the right to impose duties and taxes on a people who were not represented in the House of Commons. Review the terms of the Stamp Act and see the resolution of the colonies' Stamp Act Congress of October 1765, petitioning for repeal.

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