The American System
Purpose of the American System
Nationalism v. Sectionalism
Nationalism- A feeling of pride, loyalty, and protectiveness toward your country. Every nation should strive to be independent and not need to rely on a foreign country for supplies that may be cut off.
Sectionalism- Loyalty to the interests of your own region or section of the country, rather than to the nations as a whole. A threat to Nationalism
Nationalism- loyalty to the country/// Sectionalism- loyalty to region or state.
- A national Bank- A national bank would establish A national currency for America
- Roads and Canals- to improve the transportation systems and to make trade move faster.
He was born on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, Virginia. He was a political leader, throughout his life he 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, and then returned to congress. In congress he pushed for The Compromise of 1850 which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War in (1846–1848). He died just 4 years after this war on June 29th 1852.