The American System

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Purpose Of The American System.

-Protect civil rights -Maintain a justice system -Military protection -Build and maintain infrastructure -Provide a safety net -Keep products and services safe

*Overall The American System helps create stability, order, and control.

Nationalism Vs. Sectionalism


Nationalism is the love of one's own country; devotion or loyalty to one's country.


Sectionalism is putting a section of the country above the nation overall.

Key Components of the American System

This policy was meant to create the sort of national economy based in part on manufacturing that these leaders preferred to have. The three main components were tariffs, the National Bank, and Federal Subsides.
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The Story of Henry Clay

Born on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, Virginia, Henry Clay worked as a frontier lawyer before becoming a Kentucky senator and then speaker of the House of Representatives. He was secretary of state under John Quincy Adams in the 1820s, later returning to Congress, and pushed for the Compromise of 1850, with overall conflicting stances on race and slavery. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives longer than anyone else in the nineteenth century, and the most influential member of the Senate during its golden age. He constructed roads and canals that would weave the nation together. He is responsible for the Tariff compromise as well.