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Tariff of Abominations

Time: May 19, 2018 all day
Location: South Carolina
Website or Map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Event Type: history, tariffs, president, jackson, nullification, act
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2019

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Increasingly, the Smoot Hawley Tariffs of 1930 are being mentioned in the news and discussions of the current Federal administration's possible tariffs. 

But the . .   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariff_of_Abominations    is the other comparison that might be made.  It was the highest tariff in U.S. peacetime history up to that point, enacting a 62% tax on 92% of all imported goods. 

It was enacted on May 19 1828 and lead to the Nullification Act of South Carolina requiring President Jackson to enforce Federal Law over State Law.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nullification_Crisis

And the Philadelphia Connection ?

There are a couple of Pennsylvania connections in the resulting policies, but no Philadelphia connection per se.

 

 

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