Morrill Tariff is passed in USA

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Historical Context Note

After the passing of a low tariff in 1857, Justin Morrill pushes a higher tariff through the American Congress, after many Southern representatives opposed to such protectionist policies had left Washington in the build-up to the Civil War.
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Editors. "Morrill Tariff is passed in USA". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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