What were the primary political and economic issues involved in the Nullification Crisis, The Bank War, and Abolition?
Southern states, especially South Carolina, thought that high tariffs, passed to stimulate industry, were bad for them because they raised prices of manufactured goods and possibly hurt foreign exports. The political issues involved in the Nullification Crisis were whether states had the right to "nullify" a law that they deemed unconstitutional, or even leave the Union over it. When they threatened to nullify the Tariff of 1832, President Andrew Jackson denied that they had this right, and the nation faced a severe crisis that was defused by a compromise between John C....
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