Nullification Crisis

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In History
  • Jackson's Inauguration

    Jackson won the Election in 1828, so all the events following this happened under his presidency.
  • Tariff of 1828

    Was passed to protect the industry of the north. Europeans were selling their goods for very low prices, and the tariff made it difficult for American manufacturers to compete with. It was also called the Tariff of Abominations by the south because the south was dependent on European trade.
  • The South Carolina Exposition

    Written by John C. Calhoun was an essay explaining the South's discontent with the Tariff of 1828. He thought the tariff was unconstitutional. No states agreed with Calhoun.
  • South Carolina Nullification

    South Carolina had strong oppositions to the tariffs and refused to pay them. They threatened to secede from union.
  • Daniel Webster

    He tried to settle things down after the Tariff of 1828. He held conventions and rallies throughout the state. One of his conventions declared that the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional and unenforceable within the state of South Carolina.
  • Tariff of 1832

    Was intended to reduce other tariffs to help the conflicts created by the Tariff of 1828. Southerns didn't like this either.
  • Jackson's Proclamation Against Nullification

    Jackson prepared troops to go to South Carolina to collect tariff revenue, but they ended up not going. Instead, he urged Congress to pass the Force Bill.
  • Hayne's Counter Proclamation

    Governor Haynes claimed that a state, if oppressed by a law, can prove it unconstitutional an void. Jackson started sending troops, but Haynes countered this by continuing to void the tariffs and laws.
  • Force Bill

    Allowed Jackson to use the army and navy to collect the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832. South Carolina's nullification declared these tariffs void and unconstitutional. South Carolina nullified the Force Bill also.
  • Clay's Compromise

    A response to the Force Bill. Consisted of a new tariff that slowly reduces another. States that demanded nullification backed down and the United States avoided a large scale conflict.
  • South Carolina Repeal of Nullification

    As part of Clay's compromise, it repealed some of their nullifications. Approved the lowering of tariff rates. Even though this signaled the end of the nullification crisis, it showed that differences in the North and South.