one accrued much money because of the Union blockade on southern ports.
Thank you for your reply; lurid. I believe the Federal government faced similar difficulties of collecting tariffs during the war of 1812 because of the British naval blockade. I find it ironic since it was John C. Calhoun who suggested some Federal taxes other than tariffs that would not collapse because of the blockade and supported an idea of building a large navy and federal installments to protect Southern ports after the war of 1812. I also believe (please correct me if I am wrong) John C Calhoun also proposed some sort of protection over the nation's manufacturing industry?
Why did not the Southern Oligarchy anticipate that they would face all those problems? They were obviously ill-prepared. I am also not aware of any suggested compromise on tariffs to prevent the war.