Andrew Jackson and Nullification: Prelude to Civil War

From Andrew Jackson's official December 10, 1832, Proclamation: 'Be not deceived by names. Disunion by armed force is treason. Are you really ready to incur its guilt?'

Lecture Description

The nullification crisis of 1832-33 foretold the secession crisis of 1860-61 that produced the Civil War. This presentation dissects nullification in all its aspects — constitutional, political, and military — and shows how the response of President Andrew Jackson to nullification presaged that of Abraham Lincoln to secession.


1800-1865 Politics

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