nullification crisis

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  • 1828
  • 1832
  • November 24, 1832
  • We refuse to follow this law
  • John Quincy Adams signed into law a high tariff to promote American manufacturing. the tariff harmed the south. they called it "Tariff of Abominations". Jackson reduced the tariff when he became president.
  • 1833
  • Jackson signed a law that helped ease tensions on the issue. Jackson's vice president resigned his office and went to the senate to fight against the tariff.
  • 1860's
  • Politicians in south Carolina began organizing against the tariff. On November 24, 1832 they adopted the Ordinance of Nullification. They refused to obey the law. Some in South Carolina threaten to secede the union.
  • Jackson issued the Force Bill on March 1, 1833. This bill allowed Jackson to use the military against South Carolina. South Carolina's threat of secession from the union.
  • South Carolina agreed to compromise on a new tariff on March 15, 1833. They repealed their Nullification Ordinance, but also nullified the Force Bill, this crisis is generally viewed as victory for Andrew Jackson, but the issue would not be settled until the civil war in the 1860's.
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