This week in history: December 17, 3:
What caused the Nullification Crisis? The Protective Tariffs The Nullification Crisis was caused by the introduction of a series of protective tariffs. Tariffs are taxes placed on goods imported from foreign countries that firstly enable a nation to raise money from these taxes and secondly protect a nation's goods from cheaper priced foreign items - hence the term protective, or protectionist, tariffs.
The Tariff of Abominations which sparked the Nullification Crisis was the third protective tariff implemented by the government. South Carolina Exposition The South saw these protective tariffs as severely damaging to their economy.
The Southern states contended that their livelihoods were being harmed firstly by having to pay higher prices on goods the South did not produce, and secondly because increased taxes on British imports made it difficult for Britain to pay for the cotton they imported from the South.
Calhoun to prepare a report on the tariff situation. His 35, word draft, written anonymously, would become his "Exposition and Protest" otherwise known as the South Carolina Exposition that contended the tariffs were unconstitutional based on a Doctrine principle of Nullification.
Calhoun believed the Tariff of Abominations would bring "poverty and utter desolation to the South. The Definition of Nullification What is Nullification?
What does Nullification mean? The word 'Nullification' refers to the act of nullifying, canceling or making something like a tariff law null and void.
The principle of Nullification is the term used to encompass the states' rights doctrine in that: Calhoun used the Doctrine of Nullification in his South Carolina Exposition protesting against the laws passed in respect of protective tariffs taxes and moved the nation into the Nullification Crisis.
Nullification Crisis for kids: Doctrine of Nullification John C. Calhoun's South Carolina Exposition was therefore a Doctrine of nullification.
The assertions made in the Doctrine of Nullification were based on the beliefs that: The Doctrine of Nullification expressed the belief that the Constitution protected all economies in the union.
Article 1, Section 8. Calhoun expressed the arguments that the Tariff of Abominations was unconstitutional because: The power of veto was the essence of the Doctrine of Nullification.
Calhoun was Vice-President, and presided over the debates of the Senate, the ideas expressed in his South Carolina Exposition document were therefore first publicly conveyed by Senator Robert Hayne of South Carolina. There were many heated debates in congress regarding the principle of Nullification, the Constitution and the differences between the North and the South.
One response to the principle of Nullification came in January from Daniel Webster of Massachusetts in one of the most brilliant speeches ever delivered in Congress.
Daniel Webster declared in his speech that the Constitution was: The people have declared that this constitution Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
Tariff of Attempts were made to avert the brewing Nullification Crisis by referring the matter of tariffs to the Committee of Manufactures, chaired by John Quincy Adams, whose function was to draft tariff bills.
The Tariff of was passed on July 14, to reduce the tariff rates in an attempt to resolve the conflict created by the passage of the Tariff of Abominations. The Tariff of failed to pacify the protestors in the South and resulted in the Nullification Crisis.
The Ordinance of Nullification declared the Tariffs of and null and void within the state borders of South Carolina. The strength of feeling of South Carolina is expressed in the Ordinance of Nullification: Jackson issued a warning that he was prepared to enforce the law.
It was called the Nullification Proclamation.
On December 10,President Andrew Jackson issued Nullification Proclamation to the people of South Carolina disputing a states' right to nullify a federal law. President Jackson sent ships and soldiers to Charleston and ordered the collector of that port to collect the duties indicated in the protection tariffs.
The Nullification Crisis had moved to a dangerous level. Calhoun Resigns The Nullification Crisis had been well and truly ignited. On Dec 28, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U. Calhoun resigned in protest against Jackson's continuing support of the Tariff of Abominations and then publicly admitted authorship of the South Carolina Exposition during the Nullification Crisis.
President Jackson asked Congress to give him greater power and on March 2, the Force Bill was passed. The Force Bill authorized the use of military force against any state that resisted the tariff acts and rejected the Nullification Doctrine - the concept of individual states' rights to nullify federal law or to secede from the Union.Calhoun saw one of two possible outcomes; either the federal government would have to abandon the law, or it would have to get a constitutional amendment removing any doubt of the law's validity.
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The crisis was over and the Civil War was delayed for another 30 years. Cody K. Carlson holds a master's degree in history from the University of Utah and teaches at Salt Lake Community College.
One infamous situation that caused a rift between Jackson and Calhoun, and helped confirm Van Buren as Jackson’s favorite, was the Peggy Eaton affair. Peggy, the wife of Secretary of War John Eaton, had been accused of adultery prior to her marriage to John. Proclamation regarding nullification, December, - - - Books You May Like Include: The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War by Michael F.