Nullification Crisis Dbq

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The Nullification Crisis was an event that happened between the years of 1828 and 1832. There were many reasons that this crisis occurred. Many of these reasons could have been avoided from happening. The event that really started it all was the Tariff of 1828. One of the tariffs done during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, it was tax on goods that were imported and sold. Why was this tax so bad and got the name the “Tax of Abomination”? Well it wasn’t meant to be bad in the beginning, it was meant to help America. The government thought that putting this tariff in act that it would protect American goods from Europe. But, in return this caused American goods to go up. This angered the South; they felt like the North was punishing them. They couldn’t make as much money on their cotton before the tariff was put in place.
The Tariff of 1828 and the Tariff of 1832 are both examples of compact theory. Compact Theory is when there are two theories that point to the development of the United States. Both of these tariffs show an insight on what was going on during the years leading up to the Civil War. It shows the feelings of the South and …show more content…

Many Southerners like John C. Calhoun, who was the Vice President at the time, were extremely upset about. They thought something had to be done. That’s when South Carolina Exposition and Protest came into play. This wasn’t an actual protest of people who didn’t like the tax on imported goods. It was an important document written by John C. Calhoun. This document was a threat to the United States telling anyone who read it that if the tariff wasn’t taken off the South that South Carolina would secede. This meant that South Carolina would become its own country. The book also said that the states had the right to seceded if they wanted to, it was there right to reject the laws. This document didn’t have any real power in the House of Representatives when brought to

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