The American System Part 3: Henry Clay vs. Andrew Jackson

In Part 3 of The American System we will examine the beginnings of Henry Clay’s American System and proceed to focus on the divisive nature of the plan. The differing constitutional views between Clay and President Andrew Jackson on federal subsidies for internal improvements will also be highlighted.

Historical Topics Covered:

Henry Clay (1777 – 1852)
American System (Federal Subsidies for internal improvement, national bank, protective tariffs)
The Whig Party
The Democratic Party
John C. Calhoun
The Bonus Bill of 1817
Implied Powers in Constitution
The Necessary and Proper Clause
Andrew Jackson (1767 – 1845)
Payment of National Debt
The Maysville Road Bill 1830

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