- Jan 3, 2019
Yes, but historical evidence shows that it was not a source of controversy the three decades prior to the CW. You need to adjust your timetable.The description of the tariff is based on principles of economics that are accepted by international trade economists. The book that I mentioned, International Economics, has even been used as a college textbook. In my other posts, I provided original sources from the period that discussed the inequity of the federal tariff system. As the historical evidence shows, the federal tariff had been a source of controversy in the south years before the Civil War even began. For instance, the Tariff of Abominations in 1828 was vehemently opposed by the southern states and eventually led to the Nullification Crisis in S. Carolina.