Benjamin Harrison


What tariff bearing a future president’s name did Harrison sign?

Harrison signed into law the so-called McKinley Tariff Act of 1890, named after U.S. senator William McKinley of Ohio, who would later go on to become president. This tariff established a very high tariff rate (48 percent) in order to protect U.S. industry. However, the tariff was unpopular and contributed to displeasure with the Republican Party and Harrison.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Presidents Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App