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Gallatin's Report on Manufactures


GALLATIN'S REPORT ON MANUFACTURES, Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin's plan for encouraging manufactures in the early nineteenth century. In 1809 the House of Representatives asked the Madison administration to prepare a report on how the federal government could best promote the development of manufactures. In April 1810 Gallatin responded with a report that suggested moderate increases in the protective duties and also suggested that the United States should issue its obligations and lend them to the manufacturers to supply capital. The significance of Gallatin's report stems from the fact that it indicated the Jeffersonians had embraced, at least in part, Hamiltonian protectionist measures on behalf of manufacturing.


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Kuppenheimer, L. B. Albert Gallatin's Vision of Democratic Stability: An Interpretive Profile. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996.

Walters, Ray. Albert Gallatin: Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat. New York: Macmillan, 1957.

James D.Magee/a. g.

See alsoHamilton's Economic Policies ; Jeffersonian Democracy ; Manufacturing ; Tariff ; Trade, Foreign .

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