The "Tariff of Abominations" was a protective tariff passed by the Congress of the United States on May 19, 1828, designed to protect industry in the northern United States. Enacted during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It set a 62% tax on 92% of all imported goods.
Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and the Tariff of Abominations 1828
Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and the Tariff of Abominations • Students will analyze the document/close-reading passages to understand the circumstances surrounding and the outcome of the Tariff of 1828. Students will complete the reading passage scaffolding questions based on the documents/readings, and their knowledge of Social Studies.
The Tariff of Abominations was also the Tariff of 1828. It was proposed by Henry Clay, and it was supposed to protect industry in the Northern United States. It was thought to be an abomination in the South because it did nothing but hurt the region.