The blog page above is the title and link To Andy Hall’s thoughts on the Morrill tax as a cause of secession. I won’t dispute anything Hall says because the issue not what the tariff rates of the day were; but what was coming down the pike at the Southern merchants. It is a known fact that the Morrill tariff did not pass until some of the Southern representatives had left Congress.
Not claiming to be one knowledgeable in the economics of the situation; I went looking for some good solid references. I have found newspaper articles and articles from historians who agree the Morrill tariff was a cause of secession.
You may read what I have found to date at
and see some rarely discussed issues facing the South.