What is this?! People can't live like this! Something needs to change and quickly!
Archibald Murphy's Plans for Internal Improvements
Maybe if I fix this school and its program we will progress!
Outcome of Archibald Murphy's Internal Improvements
Everything is still the same! We should not have spent so much money on worthless projects.
Archibald Murphy was a college educated North Carolinian who liked to travel across North Carolina. He was very disturbed at what he sees in NC. He saw terrible roads, uneducated people, and bad harbors. He decided that NC needed to change and quick. He became one of the first people in the Whig Party. The Whig party is a political party that advocates for internal improvements.
Archibald Murphy decided that NC needed a Literacy Program so that everyone, not just the people from the east, could be educated. He then kept making more improvements such as improving harbor, constructing canals, and building turnpikes.
When, Archibald put in place a board for internal improvements this lead to his plans downfall. The downfall was that some projects were funded that should not have been. A lot of money was lost as well as the whole plan failing.