The American System

The Economic Plan

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Why?

Why was this necessary, you might ask... It was necessary to strengthen and unify the nation through national economy

Nationalism vs. Sectionalism

Nationalism is the feeling of pride and protectiveness toward their country

  • ex: common currency or language

Sectionalism is loyalty to the interest of each their own rather than whole nations

  • a threat to Nationalism
  • split into the North, the South and the West

Henry Clay

Henry Clay was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives. He later tried to run for president but lost in 1824, 1832, and 1844.