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Name: Date: School: Facilitator: 8.01 Era of Good Feelings Maysville Road Bill The Maysville Road Project was a project proposed as part of Henry Clay’s American System . The federally funded turnpike would unite Louisville and Maysville in Kentucky, two major cities on the Ohio River. Congress passed the bill in 1830. The bill authorized the federal government to purchase $50,000 worth of stock in a private company that would build the turnpike. President Jackson quickly vetoed the bill. Jackson felt the project was unconstitutional because he said the federal government didn’t have the right to fund an intrastate (within a state) project. Jackson contended an intrastate project didn’t benefit the entire country. He wrote this to Congress when he vetoed the bill. I have maturely considered the bill proposing to authorize “a subscription of stock in the Maysville, Washington, Paris, and Lexington Turnpike Road Company and now return the

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