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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Proclamation, by Andrew Jackson, President of the United States.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01895 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: New York, New York. Type: Broadside Date: 10 December 1832 Pagination: 1 p. ; 80 x 50 cm.

Summary of Content: Attacks South Carolina's plans of nullification, warns that "disunion by armed force is treason," and threatens harsh punishment. In 1832, South Carolina claimed that it had the right as a state to nullify federal law, in particular the federal tariff acts of 1828 and 1832. They also claimed the right to secede if the government tried to enforce the acts. This led to the Nullification Crisis. Jackson favored states rights, but not to this degree, and took a firm stand against the right to nullification and secession. In March 1833 a compromise tariff bill ended South Carolina's nullification attempts and the crisis. Printed on yellow silk by G. F. Hopkins.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentNullificationTreasonLawGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionTaxes or TaxationSecession

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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