The nullificaton crisis

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  • 1828
  • JULY 14,1832
  • NOVEMBER 24, 1832
  • In 1828 John Quincy Adams signed into law a high tariff to promote American manufacturing. This harmed the economy in the south, especially South Carolina. The people in southern states liked to call this "The Tariff of Abominations."
  • MARCH 1, 1833
  • On July 14, 1832, Andrew Jackson signed into a law to help bring down some tension. The southerners still were not satisfied. John C. Calhoun, the vice president, resigned his office and went to the senate to fight the tariff more effectively.
  • MARCH 15, 1833
  • Under the command of John C. Calhoun, the southern states started organizing against the tariff. On November 14, 1832, they adopted the Ordinance of Nullification, this basically was not following the law. South Carolina threatened to leave the union because of the tariff.
  • On March 1, 1833 Jackson issued a force bill. This bill allowed Jackson to use the military to force South Carolina to follow the law and make sure the state does not leave the union.
  • They finally came to a compromise on the tariff on March 15, 1833 to avoid any further conflicts with President Andrew Jackson. They repealed there Nullification Ordinance, but Nullified the force bill.
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