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Name: Alyssa Lorentz HIS-144: The Development of the American Economy Worksheet 1. Explain Henry Clay’s American System. How did this promote a spirit of nationalism in America? (200-300 words) Henry Clay had been a huge supporter and probably one of the biggest advocates for the American System. Of course, he wasn't the only one who was advocating for this system, there were also national banks as well as federal funds that were aiding an advocating for the system. The American system itself would have, in essence, been an economic strategy, and this system was essentially open ground in the West that was destined for development, but rather than selling it all to the settlers, the nation sold the property and then funneled that money into education and transportation (Clay, 1997). The American system in turn had promoted is spirit of nationalism in America because this program was to help the overall economic growth in the United States which made many Americans feel proud of the country that they lived in. Reference(s) Clay, Henry. 1997. In American Eras (Vol. 6, pp. 202-203). Retrieved from: - galecom.lopes.idm.oclc.org/apps/doc/CX2536601229/UHIC? u=canyonuniv&sid=UHIC&xid=bd2339f9 2. Discuss America’s transportation revolution in the first half of the 1800s. What role did government play in the development of roads, canals, railroads, and steamboats? (200- 300 words) Before the transportation revolution things in the United States were moving very slowly.

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