Tariff of 1792

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The Tariff of 1792 was the third of Alexander Hamilton's protective tariffs in the United States (first was the Hamilton tariff of 1789, second was the Tariff of 1790). Hamilton had persuaded the United States Congress to raise duties slightly in 1790, and he persuaded them to raise rates again in 1792, although still not to his satisfaction. Protectionism was one of the fulfillments of Hamilton's Report on Manufactures.


  • "Tariff of 1792." Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 pg. 357