The American System

By. Brandon Curry


The purpose of the American System was to try to make a system to generate revenue for the federal government.

Nationalism VS. Sectionalism

Key Components

Some of the key include high tariffs, maintenance of the high public land prices, a presentation of the bank of the United States, and the development of a system of internal imporvements.

Henry Clay

Henry Clay was the leader of the Whig Party and played a central role on national politics for more than forty years. He was the secretary of state to President John Adams, a speaker of the House of Representatives for longer than any one else had been at the time, and one of the most influential members of the Senate. He was also one of the most loved and most hated politicians. He was also a War Hawks, people who wanted to go to war with Great Britain in 1812.