American System

By: Connor Ledet

What is the American System?

It was the system that consisted of three mutually reenforcing parts a tariff to protect and promote American industry; a national bank to establish commerce and federal subsidies for roads, canals, and other "internal improvements" to develop profitable markets for agriculture.

Henry Clay

He was the man behind the American System. He was the one who came up with the idea of creating this new idea. He was part of the National Republican/whig party. He was the Secretary of State for President John Adams. He served this job from 1825 to 1829.
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