As for tariffs, the South denied them, felt their economy threatened by them.
Not so true as you believe. The north also complained about the tariffs - which were designed as much to protect southern agriculture as northern manufacturing. In point of fact, it was the south which designed the tariffs to begin with.
To: Frumious Bandersnatch
But the Northern states didn't announce that their ability to govern superceded the federal government.
I didn't know the South designed the tariffs. Source?
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