Tariffs as the “Cause”

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GwilymT

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We hear daily that the unmentionable was not the cause of secession. Tariffs are often trotted out as the cause that forced secession. I’ve never bought this but here is the chance:

Please post any and all contemporary accounts you can find that clearly state that tariffs were the cause of secession.
 

trice

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We hear daily that the unmentionable was not the cause of secession. Tariffs are often trotted out as the cause that forced secession. I’ve never bought this but here is the chance:

Please post any and all contemporary accounts you can find that clearly state that tariffs were the cause of secession.
There seems to be a deafening lack of responses on this thread.

Personally, I do not support the belief that secession was about anything other than the unmentionable. Various issues are mentioned from time to time, but I do not believe any State would have ever seceded over Tariffs or Fishing Bounties or any other "cause" I have seen mentioned.
 
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