AMERICAN SYSTEM

HENRY CLAY'S

Why should I support the American System?

For SUPPORT. For REVENUE. For STABILIZATION. For ROADS. For STRENGTH.

HOW THIS SYSTEM WILL BENEFIT YOU

What all would this system include?

There are three main parts of Henry Clay's American System! It provides easy and abundant credit through a STRONG BANKING SYSTEM and supports manufacturing with it's HIGHLY PROTECTIVE TARIFF. With all of the revenue from this tariff, the United States could create a NETWORK OF ROADS AND CANALS in order to make trade and transportation easier, especially in the Ohio Valley Region!

What types of people will support Henry Clay's American System?

Well, though ALL people should support this system, the westerners seem to be the most supportive of this system! The West needs new, improved methods of transportation, and this system could provide them with that! Some important people who also support this are Henry Clay, of course, and John Quincy Adams! Those who usually are not quite as supportive, for WHATEVER reason, are the New Englanders (who no one likes anyway) and the Southern Plantation owners! The New Englanders do not agree because they fear that this system will create competing states with them, while the southern plantation owners do not agree because they depend on foreign markets to absorb a very large amount of their exports. However, EVERYONE should like this plan!