The Tariff Debate


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  • The Passing of a Tariff
  • I think I'm going to pass a tariff that will help the manufactures in our country
  • That sounds like a great idea!
  • I speak for the Southerners
  • The Debate
  • I speak for the Northerners
  • Nullification Act
  • South Carolina passed a Nullification Act. I think that states should have the right to nullify a law. What do you think?
  • No! I will not allow them to nullify my orders!
  • President Andrew Jackson is deciding to pass a tariff following in Alexander Hamilton's lead.
  • Force Act
  • The Southerners disliked the tariff because it was too expensive, but the Northerners approved of the tariff it supported their manufacturing.
  • South Carolina
  • The Force Act is so unfair!
  • Calhoun and Jackson argue about tariffs and the nullification act. This breaks up their political relationship.
  • Jackson passed the Force Act which made people to pay their taxes because an armed soldier was sent to collect it.
  • Open up! I am here to collect your taxes
  • Oh no!
  • South Carolina decides to nullify and go against the Force Act.
  • I've got an idea! South Carolina should nullify the law to get back at them
  • Fair enough
  • A compromise tariff was passed to settle both sides and both parties were happy with the decision.
  • Republicans
  • So what do you think of this compromise?
  • Fine by me!
  • Federalists
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