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Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity

My students always struggle with the Tariff of Abominations - until this year! I finally created a way for students to understand this tariff. This is a 15


Tara Ross - On this day in 1828, John Quincy Adams approves a controversial tariff - the Tariff of Abominations

The Tariff of Abominations was also the Tariff of 1828. It was proposed by Henry Clay, and it was supposed to protect industry in the Northern United States. It was thought to be an abomination in the South because it did nothing but hurt the region.


Passed by Congress on May 19th 1828 the Tariff of 1828 was labeled the Tariff of Abominations by southerners.