President Jackson responded with a proclamation denying the right of nullification, and asked Congress for authority to collect the revenue in South Carolina by force if necessary.
He became prominent, politically, during the nullification excitement of 1832-1833, as a vigorous opponent of nullification, and from 1836 to 1845 he sat in the United States Senate as a Unionist Democrat.
Congress passed an act gradually reducing the duties to a revenue basis, and South Carolina repealed her nullification measures.
Green, however, continued to edit it in the Calhoun interest until 1835, and gave vigorous support to that leader's nullification views.
See also STATE RIGHTS, NULLIFICATION, and CONFEDERATE STATES.