The American System

Henry Clays plan/purpose/for/against

What it proposed

The American System proposed using federal money for internal improvements like roads, bridges, and industrial improvements. Also it created a protective tariff to foster the growth of the American industries and strengthening the national bank.

Who supported it

Henry Clay, and the northern and western states all for the most part where for the American system,

Who opposed it

Jackson and the southern states where against the American system. The southern states did not need any road or improvements so they did not care for it.