Henry Clay's American System

By: Cassidy Packer

What did Clay's plan purpose/involve?

His plan supplemented the Bank with protective tariffs that raised prices on imported goods in order to benefit native manufacturers. It authorized federal funding for internal improvement projects such as canals and turnpikes. It was a plan to strengthen and unify the nation. The American System was advanced by the Whig Party and a number of leading politicians.

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Who supported the plan and who was against it?

For the Plan: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and John Quincy Adams.


Against the plan: Anyone who was a democrat, because his plan was a new form of federalism