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America's story of Natioanalism

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  • We have a feeling of pride in the United States in 1812. This was called Nationalism.
  • Representative Henery Clay from Kentucky was a strong Nationalist and after the war he worked with President James Madison to strengthen the country.
  • In 1815 President Madison presented a plan to Congress for making the United States self sufficient. This means the US would be ecumenically independent with help from foreign markets.
  • Henry Clay brought about the American System and it included three parts. First, we established a protective tariff. This is a tax on all imported goods. That helps protect the American businesses from foreign completion.
  • The second part of the American System involved Congress established the second Bank of the United States in 1816. This bank promoted a single currency to make trade easier.
  • The third part of the American System was to improve the country's transportation system. This was important to a strong economy. We needed roads to transport goods.
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