The American System
What was the point of the American System?
Key Points of the American System
- The regimenting of high tariffs to protect fledgling American industries.
- Federally supporting internal improvements in transportation
- The creation of a strong banking system that would make loans available to business men.
Nationalism Vs Sectionalism
Sectionalism: Individual pride for one's own section of their country.
Sectionalism can be dangerous because it would cause a division between different parts of one's own country, which would lead to internal unrest and disagreements among the states.