The Morrill Tax


Walter E. Williams Polishes the Turd on Tariffs

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.


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