Unformatted text preview: Even with John C. Calhoun out of his administration for all intents and purposes, Jackson found that the South Carolinian could still cause trouble. In July 1831, Calhoun delivered a detailed statement of his views on nullification: the Union was a compact, so each state could review the acts of Congress and nullify–within its own borders–those laws and acts it deemed unacceptable. The first true test of the nullification idea came a year later, in January 1832, when Henry Clay announced his new tariff plan, the Tariff of 1832. What had begun as an attempt to even out the flaws of the Tariff of 1828 quickly became a battle between Jackson, who tried to preserve the power of the federal government, and Calhoun, who wanted only to win a form of judicial review for the states. Jackson countered Clay's bill with one he supported, a bill that would provide states....
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- Fall '08