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Unformatted text preview: Second American Party System o Each party appealed to different cultural groups o Whigs Mostly protestant Mobilized by opposition to King Andrew I (Jackson) Initially a diverse group-broad array of political backgrounds/outlooks Daniel Webster John Calhoun Henry Clay American System: integrated program of natl economic development Wanted a strong national bank that would regulate state banks Called for protective tariffs, revenues would go to internal improvements such as roads and canals Gradually however gained a distinct vision Celebrated the entrepreneur and the self made man Embraced the industrial revolution Welcomed the investments of capitalists, which they claimed provided the jobs that put food on the table for workers Envisioned an alliance between workers and government Support in the south mostly came from wealthy planters who had invested in the north Saw politics as an arena for eradicating sin from society o Democrats Mostly catholic Followed a Jeffersonian vision...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course HIST 127 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08
- Daniel Webster