How did tariffs create a conflict between the North and the South?
The North had most of the factories in the country, and a tariff would make the cheap foreign imports more expensive than the products the Northern factories made. A tariff would have forced Southerners to buy manufactured goods at higher prices from the North, which angered the South.
NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement which reduced or eliminated tariffs between the major countries of North America. NAFTA includes the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Created on January 1, 1994, it was designed to eliminate trade barriers, create a common market, and increase trade and investment.
The tariffs helped the North more because the North manufactured all the goods that were bought in the USA and the tariffs caused everyone who was buying goods from Brittain to stop because the expenses were high so that caused them to start buying goods from the North which made their economy much stronger.
The South was primarily based on cotton monoculture done by slaves, which were sold to Europe for money. The Southern farm owners grew there cotton was in favor of slavery and low tariffs on import goods. The North was based on grown grains, shipbuilding and transportation, making the North high tariffs on importing goods.
The North was trying to protect its fast-growing industry against cheap foreign imports. The South had almost no industry, and wanted cheap imports. So the tariffs looked like the North taxing the South. This deepened the divide between the two sections, and caused the South to start making plans for secession, as it felt that it could live on its cotton revenues.