Henry Clay's American System

By: Joyce Choe

What is the American System?

The American system was a plan created by Henry Clay to unify and strengthen the nation by creating a new form of Federalism that included support for high tariffs, maintenance of high public land prices, preservation of the Bank of United States, and the development of a system of internal improvements.

American System Topics

Supported the American System

These are 3 main supporters who supported the American System. They enjoyed the idea of a new form of Federalism which included high tariffs, a national bank, and internal improvements.

Against the American System

Andrew Jackson is against the American System because he believed it was too unconstitutional and a serious threat.