Henry Clay's American System. Protective Tariff.
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Clay’s American System
John C. Calhoun
This presentation examines:
- Sectionalism and its impact on America
- The ideas of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun
- Nullification and its importance
- The different economies of the United States
- The arrival of British goods flooding American markets
- A protective tariff and its importance in protecting the American economy
- Why tariffs angered the South
- The Clay’s American System and how he believed it would promote economic growth
- Clay’s arguments for the American System
- The South’s arguments against the American System
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
- What were the goals of Henry Clay’s American System?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 10 of the Industry and Westward Expansion Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 34-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 8: Industrial Revolution (Part 1)
Lesson 9: Industrial Revolution (Part 2)
Lesson 10: Clay's American System and Protective Tariff
Lesson 11: Nullification Act and Indian Removal Act
Lesson 12: Oregon Trail
Lesson 13: Texas and the Alamo
Lesson 14: Mexican American War
Lesson 15: California Gold Rush
UNIT: Industrial Revolution and Westward Movement UNIT - Part 2 of 2
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