The American System
By: Nate Tuttle
The American System was necessary because it was designed to provide our country with a stable economy which our country needed.
Nationalism vs. Sectionalism
Nationalism - patriotic towards your country as a whole
Sectionalism - patriotic towards your state or area
Key Components of the American System
The main components were, tariff to protect and promote American industry; a national bank to foster commerce; and federal subsidies for roads, canals, and other "internal improvements" to develop profitable markets for agriculture.
- American lawyer, and politician
- Born in Virginia
- One of the main designers of the American System