What is or were Smoot-Hawley as it was referred to in a recent document on tariff controls but not explained?

Willis Hawley (congressman from Oregon) and Reed Smoot (senator from Utah) were responsible for the Tariff Act of 1930 which some economists believe helped to make the 1930’s depression what it was. The Act increased nearly 900 American Import Duties in a display of American protectionism

 

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