More appropriately called "The Stamp Act Flag", it was flown in opposition to England's Stamp Act of 1765. The Act, which charged an import duty on all paper products (letters, documents, even playing cards), created such a fervor in The American Colonies, that patriotic organizations began to fly this Flag in protest. In support of which, no such products were brought. The Act would be repealed in 1766. The Flag featured a series of 7 Red stripes and 6 White stripes to symbolize The 13 Colonies. Placed vertically, no other images or icons were used. This flag would serve as a basis for the later US National Flag.