Elise, Chase, and Matthew

The tariff of 1828 was designed to protect northern industries, it taxed cheap imported goods. While it was supposed to help northern businesses, it only served to cause strife with southern states. Cheap imported goods such as "slave cloth" were taxed, this was also a reason for southern disapproval for the tariff. The tariff of 1832 was supposed to remedy the tariff of 1828, although southern states still felt oppressed by the tariff. The ordinance of Nullification made both tariffs of 1828 and 1832 null and void. The compromise tariff, proposed by Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, was designed to resolve the nullification crisis, (caused by the tariffs of 1828 and 1832). The force bill, was a reaction to South Carolina's nullification of the tariffs, it allowed the president to use force (US Army) if needed to enforce the law.

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