The American System
Purpose - Why was it necessary
Nationalism V. Sectionalism
Sectionalism - This is when you love your region of your country and you dont really care about the rest of your country just where your from.
Key components of The American System
- It supported high tariff to protect American industries and generate revenue for the federal government.
- Maintain the high public land prices to generate federal revenue.
- Preserve Bank of U.S. to stabalize the currency and rein in risky state and local banks.
- Development of a system of internal improvements which would knit the nation together and be financed.
Who is Henry Clay?
As Speaker of the House in 1812, Clay was one of the ‘War Hawks,’ men who believed that war with Great Britain was necessary, he also did not like slavery he advocated gradual emancipation and the resettlement of the freed people in Africa. He defended, unsuccessfully, the right of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes of Indians to their lands.