The McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 was an act of the United States Congress framed by Representative William McKinley that became law on October 1, 1890. The tariff raised the average duty on imports to almost fifty percent, an act designed to protect domestic industries from foreign competition. Moreover, the Act required all goods imported into the United States to indicate the country of origin on it (i.e., Made in Japan, Germany, etc). Tariffs, taxes on foreign goods entering a country, served two purposes for the United States in the late 19th century. One was to raise fiscal revenue for the federal government, and the other was to protect domestic manufacturers from foreign competition. This controversial idea was known as protectionism. See "McKinley Tariff". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
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