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Unformatted text preview: -Henry Clay of Kentucky took the lead in advocating the American System which was a high protective tariff to stimulate industrial growth and provide a Home Market for the farmers of the west, making the nation economically self-sufficient and free from a dangerous dependence on Europe. 9. What were the reasons for setting high tariffs?-This tariff was deemed necessary because of a flood of British manufactured goods was beginning to threaten the infant industries that had sprung up during the period when imports had been shut off by the embargo and the war. 10. In which industry and region did the factory system first develop, and what segment of the population was its initial source of labor?-A fully developed factory system first emerged in textile manufacturing in Boston, whose primary source of labor was unmarried young women residing in supervised dormitories. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Purcell during the Fall '08 term at Austin CC.
- Fall '08
- US History