Nullification Crisis: As the north became an industrial hub, the south remained agriculturally based. With the desire to benefit businesses, Andrew Jackson introduced tariffs- taxes placed on imported goods. Though these tariffs had a great negative effect on the south, for their main consumers were overseas, and if the United States began taxing their goods, it wouldn't take long before American exports received taxes in return. Jackson's vice president, John C. Calhoun, led a rally against these tariffs and assisted the southern states in their nullification of them. Jackson tried to compromise, but the south wasn't having it. South Carolina also threatened to leave, which jeopardized Jackson's belief that a strong union would prevent foreign tyranny. while fighting against the nullification for the sake of the nation, a compromise was finally met, with the reductions of the tariffs, and passing of the Force Bill, which prohibited any state from disregarding future tariffs. - Andre Gill

Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States and an American statesman, he was also the founder of the nation's financial system. Although Hamilton didn't have a writing parts in the constitution, he had a huge influence on the approval of the constitution. As the American Revolutionary War began Hamilton went ahead and took his role early as a senior aid to General Washington in running the new Continental Army. When the war was over he was selected to be a representative of the Congress of the Confederation from New York. He decided not to practice law and then founded the Bank of New York. -Tori Dyson