Jackson - Nullification Crisis - Marysol Hohl


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Storyboard Description

A storyboard to re-enact the crisis that President Jackson had to deal with regarding the tariffs on foreign goods.

Storyboard Text

  • Taxes are being increased on goods made in other countries.
  • Taxes on Goods
  • What?!
  • South Carolina's Disapproval
  • March of 1832
  • Tariffs are now "null and void" in South Carolina.
  • Jackson's Reaction
  • Let it be known that, if necessary, I personally will lead the U.S. Army to enforce the law.
  • Taxes, or tariffs, were established on goods that came from other countries. This included goods such as iron, wool clothing, and more. The main purpose of this was to benefit the United States more than it did the European countries they received the goods from.
  • Support from Congress
  • The Congress has now passed an act to allow the President to use military power to enforce the law.
  • South Carolina did not approve of these tariffs because they believed that it was another example of the National government telling them what they could or could not do. They responded by declaring the tariffs "null and void" in their state.
  • Impacts
  • Any state can make a stand against the U.S. government, it doesn't necessary require more states.
  • Jackson declared that he would lead the U.S. army himself, if he had to, to make them obey the law. This as his announcement when he was forced to approach the situation toward the end of his first term in office.
  • Even More Impacts
  • Congress agreed with the statement that Jackson made, so they decided to support him by passing an act that stated he had the right to use force for this purpose. This act solidified his statement, so South Carolina stopped protesting the tariffs.
  • This event showed that even a single state itself can stand up against the U.S. government. This was shown by South Carolina's resistance against a law they disagreed with.
  • It also showed that the President is permitted to use military force in order to make sure everyone is following the law properly and correctly.
  • My army is right beside me, they will use force to make sure that the law is being kept properly!
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