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The first Rockingham ministry (1765–1766)
The Stamp Act Crisis

This chapter discusses the regime of Lord Rockingham as British prime minister under George III. Prime Minister Rockingham was devoid of administrative experience, and had seemingly been promoted above the level of his ability. However, his charm and integrity made him a good team leader, and he was to remain head of his party until his death in 1782. The chapter highlights the accomplishments of Rockingham, which include the repeal of the American Stamp Act and the passage of the Declaratory Act.

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George III

King and politicians 1760-1770


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