The "Tariff of Abominations" was a protective tariff passed by the Congress of the United States on May 19, 1828, designed to protect industry in the northern United States. Enacted during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It set a 62% tax on 92% of all imported goods.
Analyzing Andrew Jackson in Political Cartoons Worksheets
This excellent Common Core-aligned primary source analysis activity features 5 political cartoons related to Andrew Jackson. Each deals with a different aspect of Jackson's presidency: The Spoils System, the Tariff of Abominations, The National Bank, The Indian Removal Act, and Jackson's use of the presidential veto. Each cartoon is paired with a set of analysis questions for students to answer. An answer key for this is provided along with blown-up, larger versions of each cartoon.
The Tariff of Abominations was also the Tariff of 1828. It was proposed by Henry Clay, and it was supposed to protect industry in the Northern United States. It was thought to be an abomination in the South because it did nothing but hurt the region.
Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and the Tariff of Abominations • Students will analyze the document/close-reading passages to understand the circumstances surrounding and the outcome of the Tariff of 1828. Students will complete the reading passage scaffolding questions based on the documents/readings, and their knowledge of Social Studies.
Nullification Crisis: the north was becoming increasingly industrialized, and the south was remaining to an agricultural lifestyle. Southerners looked to John C. Calhoun for leadership against the "Tariff of Abomination". They had felt this tariff only benefited the North's factories.
There were many taxes that were placed on the civilians and on imported goods. For example, "The Tariff of Abominations" a protective tariff passed by Congress that would protect industry in the north. It definitely didn't help the south because it made their goods more expensive.
Jacksonian Democracy - Jackson and the Tariff Crisis: This activity will help students lay out a timeline of the Tariff Crisis, beginning in 1828 and ending in 1833 using Storyboard That's new Timeline layout! Here is a close up of the "Tariff of Abominations".
"Tariff of 1828" was a protective tariff passed by the Congress of the United States on May 19, 1828, designed to protect industry in the northern United States. It was labeled the Tariff of Abominations by its southern detractors because of the effects it had on the antebellum Southern economy. #Glogster #TariffOf1828