Editors. "'Tariff of Abominations' attempts to make USA economically self-sufficient". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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In the United States, Congress passes a 'Tariff of Abominations' in an attempt to make the country economically self-sufficient. It aims to do so by obstructing and prohibiting the entry of foreign goods and materials.