Wilson-Gorman tariff

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Historical Context Note

In the USA, the Wilson-Gorman tariff is passed, diminishing the charge levied on imports from the level embodied in the contentious McKinley tariff, and imposing a 2% income tax. President Grover Cleveland had hoped to pass a much lower tariff, and is very disappointed with this result, but allows the law to pass without his signature.
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Editors. "Wilson-Gorman tariff". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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