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July 14th, 1832
November 24th, 1832
John Quincy Adams signed a high tariff into law to promote American manufacturing. It mainly affected the southern economy, mostly South Carolina. People in the south called the tariff the "Tariff of Abominations." It was said that President Andrew Jackson would significantly reduce the tariff when he became president, he didn't
March 1st, 1833
On July 14th, 1832, President Jackson signed a tariff that helped ease the tensions on the issue, but it didn't quite satisfy southern businesses and politicians. John C. Calhoun, vice president at the time, resigned his office and went to the senate to better fight against the tariff.
March 15th, 1833
Under Calhoun's leadership, politicians in South Carolina began organizing against the tariffs. On November 24th, 1832, they adopted the oridance of nullification, ultimately refusing to follow, or obey the law.
In response to the nullification, Jackson issued the force law on March 1st, 1833. This bill allowed Jackson to use military force against South Carolina to enforce cooperation and quash South Carolina's threat of secession from the Union.
with the issuance of the Force Bill and little support from other southern states to secede, South Carolina agreed to compromise on a new tariff on March 15, 1833, to avoid any further issues with President Jackson. they repealed their Nullification Ordinance, but also nullified the force bill, as a symbol of its principles. The Nullification Crisis is generally viewed as a victory for Andrew Jackson, but the issues of nullification and secession would not be settled until the civil war.
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