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Running head: AMERICAN HISTORYAmerican HistoryName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
2AMERICAN HISTORYThe Nullification crisisThe nullification crisis has been one of the remarkable things in the history of America.This is considered to be the sectional political crisis that took place between the years 1832 and1837. The actual conflict was between the federal government of the USA and the state of SouthCarolina. The result of this crisis was the fact that South Carolina had declared that the federaltariffs that were introduced by the government were entirely unconstitutional. These tariffs werebeing put into practice in the years 1828 and 1832 (Andrews, 2015).It has to be rememberedUnited States had been suffering from a huge economic instability in the decade of 1820. Thestate of South Carolina had been affected in a great way during this time. This tariff had beentaken into the law whenJohn Quincy Adamshad been the president. The administration run byJackson wanted to inflict this tariff within South Carolina. The Jackson administration and thevice presidentJohn C. Calhounhad a huge tussle among them. He was from South Carolina andhe took a pioneering step to advocate this nullification step (Andrews, 2015).The Vice PresidentCalhoun had then resigned so that he could represent the South Carolina state in a more effectiveway and be present in the senate. His motive was to defend this nullification process. In themonth of November in the year 1832, the state convention had proceeded to adopt theOrdinanceof Nullificationand the attempts of the federal government were proved to be null and void.The Tariff of AbominationsThe tariff of Abominations is also regarded to this incident. The nullification crisis hadtaken place as a reaction to this tariff (Berlinski, 2014).This tariff of abominations is consideredto be the protective tariff taken by the Congress of the United States in the year 1828. This tariffwas taken into action to protect the industries in the northern United States. This tariff or law was
3AMERICAN HISTORYenacted by the then PresidentJohn Quincy Adams.The situation had occurred that the industriesthat did their business in the northern USA had begun to be wiped out since goods were beingimported from the other countries. The goods that were being imported had been taxed around38%. This tax was on the 92% of the goods that were imported. The result of this was the factthat a conflict had arisen in the Southern regions because they had to pay a bigger amount to payfor the good that were imported (Berlinski, 2014).Many important facts had come into notice inthis context. This entire economical problem led to a huge crisis led to a political conflict inthose areas of Southern and Northern USA. South Carolina had burst into loud protests becausethey had been affected very much and this could create a huge upset in the relation between thesections of the country. The conflict, led by the Vice President, had taken the front role inbanning this tariff in South Carolina.The impact of Nullification crisis on USA economyThe entire economy of the United States had been impacted in a large way because of thisnullification crisis and the tariff of abominations. This tariff passed by the federal governmentwould work in favor of North and against the South. The tension aroused because the cotton thatwas exported to the United Kingdom would charge a heavier amount for this tariff orabominations (Hays, 2012).The Southern USA is mainly considered to be a section where theeconomy was dictated by agriculture. There were huge chances of war in between the twosections of the country and this is why Southern states had proposed for the nullification of thetariff of abominations. The government had then agreed and rested South Carolina from that lawbeing enforced there. One of the most important things that this Nullification Crisis was that ithad shown the entire country that it had shown the entire country and the upper classes that theirdominance will not be tolerated by the states in the South (Spalding & Hickok, 2013).These
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