Sectionalism & Industrialization

by: jasmine cox

War of 1812

  • In the War of 1812 the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world Great Britain in a conflict that would have an immense impact on the young country’s future.
  • many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a "second war of independence"
  • the War of 1812 including the capture and burning of the nation’s capital Washington D.C. in August 1814.

PEOPLE: james madison wages the war of 1812

henery clay led some new memebers of congress that year

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American system

A plan to strengthen and unify the nation, the American System was advanced by the Whig Party and a number of leading politicians including henry clay john c calhoun & john quincy adams.

Support for a high tariff to protect American industries and generate revenue for the federal government.

Clay first used the term “American System” in 1824

PEOPLE: henry clay used it in 1824

john quincy adams helped make the system

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Cotton gin

  • In 1794 U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney (1765-1825) patented the cotton gin
  • By the mid-19th century, cotton had become America’s leading export.
  • The gin made little money for Whitney due to patent-infringement issues.
PEOPLE: eli whitney the inventor of the cotton gin
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