The Tariff of Abominations

A light-hearted look at the conflict over the  so-called Tariff of Abominations which came close to causing a war between South Carolina and the US in 1832-1833.  That it did not was due both to compromise on the tariffs, but also because the tariff issue was not a purely sectional issue like slavery.  There were a fair number of Southerners who were in favor of a protective tariff  and a fair number of Northerners who were opposed to protective tariffs, and the tariff issue was more a party issue between the Democrats and the Whigs, than a sectional issue.

Published in: on November 7, 2010 at 5:30 am  Comments (1)