Stamp Act Congress

Portrait by Artist to Come


QUICK FACTS
  • Representatives from the colonies had met just once before, in 1754 for the Stamp Act Congress, at the beginning of the French and Indian War.
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Portrait to come. See: Wikipedia.

Mocking idleness and turning labor [in the North] into a badge of honor made the South, with its leisured aristocracy supported by slavery, seem even more anomalous than it had been at the time of the Revolution, thus aggravating the growing sectional split in the country. Many Southern aristocrats began emphasizing their cavalier status in contrast to the money-grubbing northern Yankees. They were fond of saying that they were real gentlemen, a rare thing in America.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)