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Tariff of Abominations (A political cartoon depicting the growth of the North at the expense of the South as a result of tariffs)

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Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity

My students always struggle with the Tariff of Abominations - until this year! I finally created a way for students to understand this tariff. This is a 15

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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.

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Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity

Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook... by Active History - Elizabeth Cumbie | Teachers Pay Teachers

Carolinians felt that the tariff only helped the North and forced them to pay more money for imported goods.

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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.

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Passed by Congress May 19th 1828 the Tariff of 1828 was labeled the Tariff of Abominations by southerners.

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