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Federal Tariffs and Nullification. I. Federal Tariffs. South Carolina Attempted to nullify federal tariffs Felt that tariffs were unconstitutional Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 Countered the Alien and Sedition Acts Maintained federal government was a compact of sovereign states

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Federal tariffs and nullification

Federal Tariffs and Nullification


I federal tariffs

I. Federal Tariffs

  • South Carolina

    • Attempted to nullify federal tariffs

    • Felt that tariffs were unconstitutional

  • Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798

    • Countered the Alien and Sedition Acts

    • Maintained federal government was a compact of sovereign states

    • The federal government could only act according to powers specifically delegated by the states


Federal tariffs and nullification

4. Any broad interpretation and exercise of federal authority could be null and void by individual states.

  • In 1814, five New England states showed that federal actions favored one section of the Union over another.


Ii hartford convention

II. Hartford Convention

  • Called in response to the War of 1812

  • Debated (but rejected)

    • Secession

    • Recommendations

      • Amendments to reduce disproportionate influence

      • Effected the Southern States


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