State’s Rights and the National Bank. Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism Part 6.
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Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism
When the War of 1812 ended, British manufacturers wanted to destroy their American competitors by flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive goods. In response, Congress in 1816 passed a tariff to protect the infant American industries. The tariff was increased in 1824 and again in 1828. Jackson’s vice president was John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. The two men opposed each other over the Tariff.
Although goods. By 1828, the tariff had been raised twice.Calhoun supported the tariff at first, he came to oppose it. He called the Tariff of 1828 a Tariff of Abominations, because he believed that it hurt the South.
This made President nullification.Jackson furious. He threatened to send federal troops to collect the tariff revenues.