ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: THE TARIFF OF ABOMINATIONS AND NULLIFICATION

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE “TARIFF OF ABOMINATION” AND NULLIFICATION

The bottom line in any question of business is simply who is paying for what and who is getting more for their money. The root cause of the South Carolina Proclamation was the Southerners felt they were being bled dry by Northern industrialist. As tariffs went up, the South paid the bills while the North received the economic benefit. Then, when internal improvements such as roads, bridges, and docks were constructed, they were primarily in the North or Middle States.

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