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Henry Clay’s American System. By Joel Rodgers, Dirk Glenn, Emma McWilliams, Mason Anderson. Proposal for Interdependence. Concentrated on Agriculture, Commerce, and Industry 3 Components Protective Tariff on imported goods A National Bank

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Henry clay s american system

Henry Clay’s American System

By Joel Rodgers, Dirk Glenn, Emma McWilliams, Mason Anderson


Proposal for interdependence

Proposal for Interdependence

  • Concentrated on Agriculture, Commerce, and Industry

  • 3 Components

    • Protective Tariff on imported goods

    • A National Bank

    • Government subsidies for roads, canals, and turnpikes


Protective tariff

Protective Tariff

  • High Tax on imported goods

  • Insured that citizens would buy American goods

  • Protected the American industry

  • Provided revenue for transportation improvements


National bank

National Bank

  • Replaced Hamilton’s national bank

  • Established sound credit

  • Promoted a national currency


Transportation

Transportation

  • Proposed that new roads, canals, turnpikes and steamboats be built

  • Would make transportation more efficient

    • More cost effective

    • Would take less time

    • Unified regions


Significance nationalism

Significance/ Nationalism

  • Interdependence

    • South provided raw materials (cotton)

    • Land sales in the West funded transportation and provided food for New England

    • New England manufactured goods to sell back to the South and West

  • Faster modes of transportation:

    • Allowed people to get out of their region

    • Made them feel like part of a larger cause

    • Enabled products to get from one part of the country to the other quickly


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