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What was the American System? After defining it, identify and thoroughly describe its three main elements.

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The American System was an economic plan devised in the first half of the 19th century, during the time of a surge of nationalism in the United States after the War of 1812. The plan was sponsored by an influential congressman of Kentucky, Henry Clay.

The aim of the plan was to strengthen the infrastructure and the economy of the country. The ...

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The American System was an economic plan devised by Henry Clay and Daniel Webster in the first half of the 19th century to strengthen the economy of the country. The plan had three elements. Inspite of its many merits, the plan was vigorously opposed by the Jeffersonians.

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