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Theme 2: Taxes in U.S. HistoryLesson 2: Early Tax Issues


Activity 3: Timeline of U.S. Tariffs Between 1816-1860

Tariffs were an early form of taxation used to generate needed revenue and influence behavior. Visit for information about U.S. tariffs enforced between 1816 and 1832. Once there, click on these dates to access the information. Use your findings to complete the matching activity below.

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Match the tariff related event to the date it occurred by choosing the date from the drop-down menu. To assess your answers, click the Check My Answers button at the bottom of the page.


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