After the war of 1812, the U.S government worked hard to encourage American manufacturing over British and formed many tariffs as a result. However, once Andrew Jackson stepped into office many claimed they believed these tariffs would be reduced and that they would no longer be as pressed to step up manufacturing in order to meet the demands the government was pushing for them to meet. When it became apparent that President Jackson would not be reducing the tariffs, many individuals began to voice discontentment over the issue. It was South Carolina who began to take the first steps towards dealing with the tariffs issue by creating the Nullification Crisis, would which would try to halt the federal laws which demanded the tariffs.
President Andrew Jackson and his vice president, Calhoun, began to be at odds over the tariffs and it eventually led to Calhoun resigning from his office. After this occurred, Jackson signed new laws called the Tariff of 1832 which would create some of the reductions that South Carolina was requesting. However, this was aimed at being a compromise and although it was accepted, neither side agreed to confirm a loss in the struggle to deal with the issue of the tariffs. As more issues arose and began to be of importance, the nullification did not end up being accepted by the entire nation.
The United States was suffering from what it had recently gone through due to the war and needed time to heal. Many individuals believed the tariffs pushed the nation too hard into trying to manufacture more of its needs. However, despite this common belief, many in the nation felt they wished to be able to never be reliant on Great Britain again. Due to this, even though some felt the tariffs were unconstitutional they continued to support them.