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National governments have used tariffs for two purposes. One is simply to raise funds for government operations. This purpose is not controversial. The other is to increase the cost of imported items relative to domestically manufactured ones. Tariffs imposed for this purpose are known as protective tariffs, and have always divided opinion between consumers of imports, who have opposed them, and manufacturers, who have benefited from them.
In the first session of Congress in 1789, James Madison was an acknowledged leader. Sitting in the House of Representatives, Madison used his influence to create compromises between the desires of northern manufacturers and the southern regions, from which he came, which was consumers of manufactured imports and exporters of raw materials, saw a protective tariff as a penalty on themselves.
Acosta (San Jose, Costa Rica)
... Rica) Canton de Acosta Last modified: 2006-04-08 by dov gutterman Keywords: san jose | acosta | Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors Coat of Arms See also: Costa Rica San JosÚ Province Coat of Arms ...
San Francisco-Overview and History - San Francisco's Culture
... Overview and History ┬╗ San Francisco's Culture Related Topics San Francisco's Culture by the Beginners Guide Staff Last updated April 24, 2006 The city of San Francisco is unique with its steep rolling hills, being surrounded by both the San ...
More California Mission History: San Jose
... south of San Francisco Bay, Mission San JosÚ stood astride the approach to the San Joaquin Valley where many of the hostile Indian tribes lived. Since it functioned as a sort of a halfway point, it became headquarters for the Indian fighters.