Description: Congress passed a high protective tariff on manufactured goods from Europe. In the North they liked the tariff. The taxes made European goods more expensive, Americans were more likely to buy U.S. made goods. Southerners, however, disliked the new tariff because the South traded goods to Europe for goods, and the new tax would make items more expensive. Vice President Calhoun, who believed in states' rights, said that a state could refuse to accept a federal law.