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Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy, States' Rights and the Nullification Crisis

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Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy, States' Rights and the Nullification Crisis - Ellis, Richard E

The Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 is undeniably the most important major event of Andrew Jackson's two presidential terms. Attempting to declare null and void the high tariffs enacted by Congress in the late 1820s, the state of South Carolina declared that it had the right to ignore those national laws that did not suit it. Responding swiftly ... Read More