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The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement

William S. Belko


As a result of the Tariffs of 1824 and 1828, a powerful aversion to the protectionist policies had arisen throughout the United States by the middle of President Jackson's first term. In order to counter the spectre of the recent tariff legislation, in the summer of 1831 communities across the country elected delegates to a national convention of anti-tariff, free trade men, which convened in Philadelphia later that fall. Some of the more recognized men steeped in political economy and some of the more recognized statesmen of the day attended the national event. The delegates brought with them ... More

Keywords: Free trade, Protective tariff, Philadelphia Convention, Nullification, American system

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813041742
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813041742.001.0001


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William S. Belko, author

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