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The History of US Economics

The US and Tariffs Part 1; The Pre-Civil War Era


This episode takes a break from the chronological narrative we've been following thus far to consider the tariff history of the US from the signing of the Constitution to the Civil War. We'll explore what tariffs are, the good sides and the bad sides of them, and see how the US approached trade policy from 1789 to 1861.

Part 2 will come at a future date once the narrative catches up.

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