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1 Understanding the Tariff Policy on Sections of the United States

2 The Northeast Characteristics Small self-sufficient farms Growing number of factories First textile mill Pawtucket, R.I. in 1793 by Samuel Slater Slater was called the Father of the American Industrial Revolution Growing need for internal improvements to move raw materials to factory and finished products from factories to the market. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts John Q. Adams of Massachusetts Leading Advocates

3 The South Characteristics Small farms and large plantations growing one cash crop (cotton, tobacco, indigo, etc.) using slave labor Minimal industrialization; purchased all other needed goods Minimum need for internal improvements in transportation because it used land needed for cultivation and expansion of fields of the cash crop Leading Advocate John C. Calhoun of South Carolina

4 The West Characteristics Small self-sufficient farms Minimum industrialization Desired increasing internal improvements such as roads, railroads, bridges, and canals to encourage people to move West and to make it easier to move their goods to the market Leading Advocate Henry Clay of Kentucky developed their position in what became known as the American System Protective to encourage buying American goods A national bank Increased internal improvements

5 Definitions Revenueincome of a government in form of customs, duties, taxes, and tariffs used to operate and provide services to the citizens. Examples of some services include providing internal improvements such as roads canals, bridges, and railroads. Tariffa tax or duty to be paid on imports or exports designed to raise revenue Article I Section 9 Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution states No tax or duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any state. Therefore the only tariffs allowed in U.S. are those on imported goods. Protective Tariffa tariff whose purpose is to protect and encourage the sale of American made goods by making foreign made goods more expensive

6 Lets Practice with a Hypothetical Situation John Wescott from New Hampshire wanted to open a furniture factory that would specialize in making tables. He had stiff competition because the British had established factories making tables which had been sold to the colonists for many years. He figured he could make a profit in his new factory by charging $28 for each. However, the British tables only cost $25. He hoped that he could get some help from the U.S. government in the form of a tariff on British tables. Using the table on the next slide, calculate the amount colonists would pay for both the British and Johns table under each tariff.

7 1. Tariff Charge=Cost of import x percentage of tariff 2. Total Cost=Cost of import + tariff charge Johns American Table--$28.00 British Table $25.00 plus the Tariff Tariff of % Tariff Tariff of % Tariff Tariff of % Tariff Tariff of % Tariff Tariff of % Tariff

8 Johns American Table--$28.00 British Table $25.00 plus the Tariff Tariff of % Tariff $28.00$26.25 Tariff of % Tariff $28.00$27.50 Tariff of % Tariff $28.00$36.25 Tariff of % Tariff $28.00$31.25 Tariff of % Tariff $28.00$27.50

9 Conclusions Which tariffs would be considered protective? Which tariff would John support the most? Why? Which tariff would those people needing to buy a new table most resent?

10 Ranking the TariffsRank the Tariffs from Most Favorable to Least Favorable Based on Your Section Tariff of 1789 (Hamiltons Tariff) Tariff of 1816 Tariff of 1828 Compromise Tariff of 1833 Tariff of 1846 (The Walker Tariff)

11 Concluding Questions How does the tariff issue show the growing divisions between the North, South, and the West? When and how was compromise used to solve the conflict over the tariff between the issues?


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