Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Joseph Smith
Church History
& Beliefs

on PBS



PBS Online


Joseph Smith: Timeline

South Carolina Threatens to Secede from the United States

November 24, 1832

At this time there are many national troubles, especially between the government of the United States and the state of South Carolina. President Andrew Jackson's protective tariff has been opposed by South Carolina; and on Nov. 24, 1832, the legislature of South Carolina declares that as of Feb. 1, 1833, Jackson's tariff will no longer apply to that state, and that they will secede if President Jackson tries to enforce the law. On Dec. 10 President Jackson issues a proclamation against South Carolina and threatens to march forty thousand government troops against them. During this crisis, on Christmas day 1832, Joseph receives a prophecy about the Civil War.

Source: J. Christopher Conkling, A Joseph Smith Chronology, Deseret Book Company, 1979.

Back to Timeline

Back to PBS