The Tariffs of 1846 and 1857


CATEGORY/YEAR 1846 1857
Schedule A 100 percent 30 percent
Schedule B 30 30
Schedule C 25 24*
Schedule D 20 19
Schedule E 15 15
Schedule F 10 12
Schedule G 5 8
Schedule H free 4
Schedule I 100 free

* The Tariff of 1857 moved bleached, printed, and dyed cotton goods from schedule B to schedule C.

Here are the items included in Schedules A, I, and B.

Here are the items included in Schedules B, C, D, E, and F.

Here are the items included in Schedules F, G, and H.

The house vote on the final conference report (2 March 1857) is available at the Library of Congress's American Memory Project. The bill passed the House 122-72 in favor. You can see a map of the House vote here.

The Senate Journal, 34th Congress, 3d Session, (2 March 1857), page 307 and page 308, shows the final Senate vote on the bill. The bill passed the Senate 33-8 in favor.


Source: Tribune Almanac, 1846, pp. 31-34; Tribune Almanac, 1858.