The American System
Nationalism Vs. Sectionalism
Sectionalism is a threat to nationalism because sectionalism is being loyal or taking pride in one individual section or area within your nation.
The danger of sectionalism is that instead of unification within a country, the country is actually divided more and can be very competitive from region to region. This can cause many economic issues.
Key Components of the American System
The American System helped to increase three major components. These included wealth, population, and power. This was achieved by lowering the overall price of the articles of consumption which allowed a greater number of people to buy and afford certain goods.
Another key concept was to preserve the national bank. Also, roads and canals were beginning to connect more of the nation together.