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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) State of the Union. Message from the President of the United States, on the state of the Union.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.017 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 16 January 1833 Pagination: 112 p. ; 25 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: House document no. 45, 22nd Congress, 2nd session. Transmits all the relevant documents relating to the South Carolina nullification controversy. First edition. Uncut.

Background Information: The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson over the issue of protective tariffs passed by the federal government in 1828 and 1832 that benefited trade in ...the northern states but caused economic hardships for Southern states. In response, a number of South Carolina citizens endorsed the states' rights principle of "nullification," which was enunciated by John C. Calhoun, Jackson's vice president until 1832. South Carolina adopting the Ordinance of Nullification, which declared both the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 null and void within state borders. Senator Henry Clay mediated a compromise between South Carolina and the federal government in 1833 but the crisis deepened the divide between the north and the south and planted the seeds for the Civil War.See More

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentUS ConstitutionPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsNullificationGovernment and CivicsLawFinanceTaxes or TaxationEconomicsCongress

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