Andrew Jackson's proclamation for Congress. Via National Archives.



On December 10, 1832, just weeks after South Carolina nullified the tariff acts of 1828 and 1832, President Andrew Jackson sent this proclamation to Congress, arguing that states did not have the right to nullify federal law.

President Andrew Jackson’s Proclamation Regarding the Nullification Crisis, 12/10/1832, Records of the U.S. Senate (ARC 595383)