Nullification ordinances, 1832-1833

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Unit Title: Nullification ordinances, 1832-1833



Creator: South Carolina. Constitutional Convention (1832-1833).

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Language: English

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Biography or History: As a result of downward economic fortunes in the 1820s, Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1828, which was opposed by state governments across the South. Many Southerners believed that the election of Andrew Jackson as president would assuage their concerns. Eventually, Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1832 to reform the earlier measure, but the changes were not enough. With the support of John. C Calhoun, a special state convention approved the Ordinance of Nullificiation, which statedheld both tariff acts to be unenforceable and unconstitutional. Congress passed a new tariff compromise in 1833 and authorized the use of federal troops (Force Bill) to assure compliance. South Carolina repealed the Ordinance of Nullification and, three days later, made a symbolic vote to nullify the Force Bill.

Custodial History: unspecified

Acquisition Information: South Carolina. Constitutional Convention (1832-1833).

Scope and Content: This series is comprised of the delegates to the nullificiation convention; the engrossed and signed copy of the Ordinance of Nullification of November 24, 1832; a draft of that document; and the ordinance of March 18, 1833, nullifying the Force Bill.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: none

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Location of Originals: South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223

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Related Material: none

Bibliography: none

Other Descriptive Data: 1832-1833 draft of Nullification Ordinance and ordinance nullifying Force Bill boxed with Constitutional Convention (1832-1833), Order for Payment of the Expenses of the Convention, 1833.

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Identifier: S131038

Title Proper of the Finding Aid: Nullification ordinances, 1832-1833

Creation Date: 2016

Descriptive Rules: DACS

Nullification ordinances, 1832-1833

Object Type: Collection

In Collection: Constitutional and Organic Papers

Nullification ordinances, 1832-1833
Nullification ordinances, 1832-1833