This house is one of the most
historical in Charleston. This is where Calhoun came up with the
South Carolina Exposition and Protest. In it, he talked about
nullification. South Carolina would pass the Ordinance of Nullification after the 1832 tariff.
They said that they wouldn't listen to the Tariffs of 1828 or 1832. Andrew Jackson
was not impressed with his former VP, and issued the Force Bill. A compromise
tariff in 1833 ended the crisis. But for the first time, the idea of
secession was seriously considered.
So remember -- The Virginia
and Kentucky resolutions = Madison and Jefferson in response to the
Alien and Sedition Acts, saying the states are supreme. 1798
South Carolina Exposition
and Protest and Ordinance of Nullification = John Caldwell Calhoun's
similar response to the Tariff of Abominations. c1832
The Constitution = the
states are not supreme ... 1787.