South Carolina vs. The Union There have been several incidents in American history where certain regions have disagreed with each other about certain things. The Civil War was the peak of heavy American dispute on economic and social ideals. Many things contributed to the Civil War, one of the most important being the Nullification Crisis. This was a crisis where South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union, leading to other states in the south threatening and making uncompromising demands. Because of Congress and President Jackson being afraid of losing the developed southern territories, the southern states forced compromises by making Congress put a lift on various Tariffs passed by congress and the president. Shortly after the War of 1812, President John Adams help set up the Tariff of 1816. What this tariff did was it made the price of cotton drop. Cotton was one of the South's main exports, so the southern states absolutely hated this tariff. The northern, industrialized states were the main supporters of this tariff because they were getting wealthier from this tariff. The north was able to outvote the struggling south. When the south thought it couldn't get any worse, the Tariff of 1828 was put into place which raised taxes on imported textiles and iron. So not only was the south getting paid less for their cotton, but they were also taxed more for it. This lead to disloyalty and a lot of separation from the federal government by the south. John Calhoun, a vice president under both Adams and Jackson who openly disagreed with them on the tariffs, had enough by the time the Tariff of 1828 rolled around. He gave up his vice presidency under Jackson and became a senator for South Carolina where he thought he would have a better chance of abolishing the tariffs. In 1828, Calhoun wrote the famous document the Doctrine of Nullification which stated that the doctrine upholds the right of a state to declare federal law null and void and refuse to enforce it within the state. Four years later, when Congress passed yet another tariff, South Carolina declared ordinance of nullification and it's desire to secede from the union. President Jackson immediately responded by sending the United States Army to South Carolina and collected taxes from the tariffs at gunpoint and stating, Disunion by armed force is treason. After the confrontation in South Carolina, the Tariff Act of 1833 was passed. Jackson specifically supported it because he didn't want the Southern states that were hit hard by the tariffs, specifically South Carolina, to secede from the Union. What the Tariff Act of 1833 did was it promised a return to how tariffs were at the beginning of the War of 1812. The gradual transition would be expected complete by 1842. This temporarily satisfied South Carolina. The other southern states that were struggling economically compared to the north noticed how South Carolina got it's way by threatening secession and making uncompromising demands which would lead to more demands until the federal government realized that the south couldn't be satisfied. Political tensions were at a temporary low. Congress and President Jackson temporarily brought political tensions to a low in the United States after the Tariff Act of 1833 was passed. Calhoun successfully brought the tariffs that were hurting the Southern state's economy to an end. More importantly, he successfully showed how the federal government wasn't willing to enforce it's own laws if it meant possibly losing territories by making the President and Congress put a lift on the tariffs that the south opposed. This whole crisis became known as the Nullification Crisis. This would set up the southern states to make even more lucrative demands until the federal government realized that the south was taking advantage of the Union's reluctance to let the southern territories secede. Does MacRumors see any blatant errors or any suggestions? I have a couple questions: -Is it southern states, Southern states, or Southern States? -Is it the South and the North or the south and the north? -any other grammatical errors, or things that need to be changed?