The American System

Bryan Waters 4th period

What did it propose?

  • Support for high tariff to protect industries and and generate revenue for the federal government.
  • Keeping of high public prices of land to generate revenue
  • Preservation of the bank of the united states to stabilize the currency.
  • Development of Roads and canals which would connect the nation together.

Who was for and against the American System?

Henry Clay was for the American system considering it was his idea along with the people who followed him.

The west and south were against it for some reason even though it benefited them, They didnt agree with some things that the American system offered.