President Jackson

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Nullification Crisis

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  • (Southerner) You monster!  
  • (Northerner)Yay Mr President!
  • This scene shows John Quincy Adams announcing his idea of a protective tariff on goods imported into the United States.
  • I, President John Quincy Adams, thought of something really cool to do with the South!  I'm going to pass a tariff called the Protective Tariff of 1828 that will raise the tax on trade!
  • (Northerner)You go Adams!
  • This scene shows the vice president, John Quincy Adams, attempting to nullify or say no to the tariff.  We see many of the southerners agreeing with his opinion since this is impacting all of them.
  • I, Vice President John C. Calhoun from South Carolina, will not let you pass this law!  It isn't fair to us because the tax is so high on the south, but not in the North! . We will attempt to nullify if you do this!
  • Let's nullify and say no to this wretched tariff! (South Carolina)
  • It's a tariff of abominations! (South Carolina)
  • Congress, what should I do? . I, Andrew Jackson, want this tax enforced, but a lot of people are unhappy with it.
  • This scene shows Jackson going and asking Congress about what he should do.  This particular person in Congress suggests lowering the price of the tariff to satisfy everyone.
  • You should do something to satisfy everyone, like lower the tariff.
  • I am Henry Clay and I have come to tell you that you should let me write a Compromise Tariff for you to make everyone happy.
  • This scene shows Henry Clay going to propose his idea of a "Compromise Tariff."  This would make things fair for both the North and the South.
  • Who are you and what do you want?
  • Seriously?!
  • Here, President Jackson warns the south that he is going to pass the Force Bill, a law that will use military force to make them pay the tax and also threatens to hang John C. Calhoun.
  • Alright, South Carolina!  Listen up!  You didn't like the tariff, I'm sorry.  We tried lowering it to make it better, but you didn't like that.  So, we're going to use military force to make you accept it and we can do this thanks to the Force Bill. Calhoun, I'm going to hang you if you don't accept and make this easy!
  • AAHH!!
  • You tell 'em Jackson!
  • This scene shows Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun coming to terms and agreeing that the Compromise Tariff will work.  They both feel they have won.
  • Okay.  Sorry for all the trouble Jackson.  We just weren't very happy with it at first, but now that I think about it, it's a pretty solid plan, the Compromise Tariff.
  • Let's just agree since everyone's happy now.  The north doesn't think it's unfair the south has no tariff, and the south doesn't think it's unfair their tariff is so expensive.
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