Andrew Jackson passed a protective tariff on imported goods in 1828.The Northerners agreed with his tariff because it helped there lives improve.The Southerners thought this law was un fair because they get there goods from Europe and now they would be more expensive.
John Calhoun, Vice President and Former senate for South Carolina, Believed in state rights. He nullified this tax and said no his state would not pay this tax. Calhoun supports the southerners.
Andrew Jackson believes federal law is higher than state law. He seeks help from Congress; he claimed that what South Carolina did was Unconstitutional. Jackson said that everyone had to pay the Tariff.
Henry Clay comes up with a compromise tariff of 1832. After a dinner held for Jackson's Birthday, both Jackson and Calhoun talked about there opinion.
Congress passed a law that lowered the tariff, but South Carolina still didn't agree with this "illegal tariff." They passed the nullifaction act. Jackson said this act was un-constitutional. They then passed the force bill of 1832
Henry Clay came up with a compromise that finally made both Northern and Southerners happy. They passed a law that would make the tariff gradually get smaller and also the force bill. Both sides feel that they have claimed a victory