Analyze the Tension Rising Between the Northern and Southern States Between the Time Period of the 1800-1860’s

Topics: Southern United States, John C. Calhoun, American Civil War Pages: 2 (704 words) Published: May 14, 2013
Essay: Analyze the tension rising between the Northern and Southern states between the time period of the 1800-1860’s

From 1800 to 1860 the relationship between the Northern, and Southern States grew worse and the threat for the formation of 2 cooperate unions was drawing nearer. This change on the relationship can be attributed to industrial development to a fairly large extent, however it should be noted that there are also other factors, which contributed, in large part to this change in the relationship. Industrial development was a factor in the relationship between the Northern and Southern states with regard to the industrial boom in the northern states and the creation of increase tariffs, as well as the big businessmen and bankers in the North and the fact that Northern Industries did not need slavery while Southerners claimed their agriculture society did.       

Because of the significant increase in industries in the North protective tariffs such as the tariff of 1828 greeted extreme tension between the north and the south. The tariff of 1828 was keyed the term "the tariff of abominations" by many southern because of as extreme rates. This tariff under president Jackson was opposed by V.P Calhoun who wrote the South Carolina exposition and protests, which similarly to the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions under Thomas Jefferson, stated that the federal government did not have the right to set these tariffs and that particular right is reserved for the states; Calhoun was a strong advocate of the states rights. South Carolina threatened to succeed the union with Calhoun saying “ the union next to our liberty most dear..” in response to Jackson’s strong statement “ our union it must and shall be preserved.” Henry Clay, the great compromiser, comes up with a compromise for the tariff, substantially while South Carolina agrees not to succeed the union. Tariffs such as the tariff of abominations created greater tension between the North and the South;...
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