A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

McKinley Tariff

McKinley Tariff (1 October 1890) This measure was the first major tariff revision since 1883. It raised average import duties to the highest levels yet enacted by Congress: 49.5 percent. Passed shortly before mid-term elections, its unpopularity led to Republicans losing control of the House of Representatives (even sponsor William McKinley lost) and sustaining large losses in the Senate. It helped elect a Democratic president in 1892, and was succeeded by the Wilson–Gorman Tariff.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "McKinley Tariff," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed September 18, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM3JAFJ4EX71NY3.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "McKinley Tariff." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 18 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM3JAFJ4EX71NY3.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'McKinley Tariff' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 18 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DM3JAFJ4EX71NY3.