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The Tariff of Abominations...



Item # 623493

May 24, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 24, 1828  Inside has: "The New Tariff" "An Act in Alteration of the Several Acts, Imposing Duties on Imports" which takes nearly 2 pages & is signed in type by the President: John Quincy Adams.
"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. Five years later would be the Tariff of 1833 which would be more agreeable to the Southern economy.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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