The nullification crisis, southern discontents, and the American political process

  title={The nullification crisis, southern discontents, and the American political process},
  author={Donald J. Ratcliffe},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={1 - 30}
  • D. Ratcliffe
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • History
  • American Nineteenth Century History
The Nullification crisis has frequently been misunderstood because too much emphasis has been placed on South Carolina and the dramatic events of 1832–33. The broader perspective presented here reveals that not just South Carolina but the whole South (except the border states) turned against federal authority in the 1820s, driven by economic discontents and anxieties about maintaining control of the South's racial minorities. In 1828, however, this rebellious outlook found political… 
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