Thursday, March 20, 2014
You Didn't Dig Deep Enough, Shaw
1) http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/address-of-south-carolina-to-slaveholding-states/ 2) http://books.google.com/books?id=1xKD6b-w1JMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=georgia+secession+debate+stephens&hl=en&ei=VV5ETeOEC4ragQfI7M3_AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=tariff&f=false 3) http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/reasons.html 4) "A protectionist tariff gives to one section (the North) the power of recharging (passing on the cost) while to the other (the South) it is a pure unmitigated burden." John C. Calhoun. 5) The tariff issue (which had been a major bone of contention between the northern and southern FOR DECADES) was was the main one in the hotly contested ballot for Speaker of the House in 1858 to the point where the ballot was deadlocked for over two months. 6) The Morrill Tariff was passed in 1860 on a strict North-South vote. 7) The secessionists in fact DID both contemplate and debate the tariff issue at length and the only reason that it wasn't more prominently put forth was because the central government had previously backed down (in 1828) on it.