Nullification Crisis Of 1932 Analysis

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In the United States, the North and South have been divided and took separate courses throughout most part of the 19th century. Including their economic and social views. This in addition with the Missouri Compromise and the nullification Crisis, would eventually lead to a greater issue at hand. The south economically relied on agriculture. Cotton, the primary crop throughout the century, took off in 1793 when Eli Whitney created the cotton gin. Before which, was a tedious job. The cultivation relied on a vast amount of slaves. They were dependent on slaves. The south was vast and spread out due to the large plantations. However, the north was the almost the complete opposite. They did not use slaves to the extreme, if so they were used more…show more content…
The issue came to a head in 1832, when a new tariff was enacted. Despite a reduction in tariff rates, south Carolina declared the tax on imported goods null and void in the state after the following February. In response, Jackson persuaded Congress to enact a Force Bill authorizing him to use the army and navy to collect customs duties. To avert a confrontation, henry Clay, with Calhoun’s assistance, engineered the passage of a new tariff, in 1833, further reducing duties. South Carolina then rescinded the ordinance of nullification, although it proceeded to nullify the force act. Although the issue died down, the idea did not entirely go away and gradually morphed into the principle of nullification of the union itself, leading eventually to the secession of Southern states and the formation of the Confederacy. With the economic and social differences that slowly develop and with the major conflicts and divides of Missouri Compromise and the Nullification crisis, the South gradually fought for disunion. Therefore, the south will later try to secede from the union and lead to the Civil War in 1860s, on the ground of Slavery and
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