On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act.
In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.
The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent direct royal prerogative.
In government as well as in trade a new era came to the colonies in 1763.
The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence.