The Future of the Sugar Tariff

Archive Report

The Sugar Tariff as an Issue in the 1932 Campaign

Raise in Sugar Duties by the Hawley-Smoot Act

In Spite of the major importance of the prohibition question in the present campaign, or perhaps partly because of it, both presidential candidates are laying stress upon “economic issues,” and particularly on the tariff. The Democratic platform accuses the Republican party of destroying American foreign trade by its tariff policies and, with the total foreign trade of the United States now only one-third as great in value as it was when the presidential campaign of 1928 got under way, the traditional division of the parties on tariff policy may become a more important election issue than it has been in many years.

The Republican platform has this to say ...

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