The front page of the short-lived "Union and States' Rights Gazette" illustrates the complexity of South Carolina politics even though many outsiders thought the state unified behind opposition to the tariff and in support of Nullification and disunion. The editor speaks out against the nullifiers in a strong pro-Union argument in the October 18, 1831, issue, arguing that the rights of the states were protected best in the shelter of the union.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.
- 4.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the expansion and growth of South Carolina and the United States between 18001850.
- 8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 18161865.
- USHC.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between economic and continental expansion and the evolving disagreements over natural rights and federalism from 18031877.