Calling all students! The NJDAR’s annual American History Essay Contest is officially open. This year’s topic is the Stamp Act. March 22, 2015 marked the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act. Passed by the British Parliament in 1765, this new tax required all colonists to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used. The Stamp Act was viewed by the colonists as “taxation without representation”. Students are asked to describe a colonial family’s discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.
Title of Essay (to appear on the title page): Title: “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act”
Participants: All grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 students in a public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schoolers, are eligible. This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.
All required forms and a contest poster can be found on the DAR members’ website or in the NIP (National Information Packet).
Download the American History Essay Contest rules as a pdf file
Download the American History Essay Contest flyer as a pdf file
Download the American History Essay Contest judges guide as a pdf file
Download the American History Essay Contest suggested reading as a pdf file
*Important – all winning chapter essays (1 per grade level) must be sent to:
Vice-Chairman American History Essay Contest
17 Clearview Drive
Tinton Falls , NJ 07724
The deadline for submissions is January 26, 2016.
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