The US Civil War. Some History for those that can read: From: Kenny Bartlett Here is some food for thought in these troubling times.

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Some History for those that can read: From: Kenny Bartlett Here is some food for thought in these troubling times. All of this is fact, and is public record.

The Civil War almost happened in 1832. Prior to the Revenue Act of 1861, there was no federal income tax in the US. Prior to that, 90% of federal revenue was derived from import tariffs. These tariffs varied by goods but averaged 15 to 20%. In turn, the European countries that were importing US goods charged a similar tariff rate. Nation to nation this may seem like an equitable arrangement, but domestically it was very unbalanced. The bulk of industrial goods, produced in the north, were being consumed within the US. On the other hand, 80% of the agricultural goods produced in the south were being exported. In short, the tariff was forcing the south to charge higher prices for theā€¦

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