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The South Carolina Crisis on the Tariffs and the Issue of Nullification

Using the Calhoun Papers at the Strom Thurmond Institute eighth grade students will investigate the controversy over the Tariffs of 1828, and 1832 and the subsequent nullification of both.  Students will look for the arguments of both sides in order to understand how the matter escalated.  Looking at the primary sources will give students the opportunity to reconstruct the historical argument for themselves. 


Benjamin Knighton
Eastside High
2003 Upstate Institute

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