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This process didn’t always provide the southern planters with as much profit as they should have gotten. The manufacturers in the north were not always willing to pay the price the planters in the south were demanding. So, in 1812 northern factories would buy their goods from foreign farmers. Buying crops and goods overseas made the cost of
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American goods look tremendously inflated. This allowed the northern factories to make more money and grow, but it left the local American farmers with fewer customers. Since American crops were still at the normal price and foreign crops were nearly half that amount, American agricultural products were not purchased as much by the northern industries. Farmers and laborers, in result were suffering from stalling business. Their wages ranged from only around five to eight dollars per month. Clay states that, “The truth is that no class of society suffers more, in the present stagnation of business than the laboring class.” Another one of Henry Clay’s ideas was that he thought America should have more industry and manufacturing. Clay believed, “The difference between a nation with, and without the arts, may be conceived, by the difference between a keel boat and a steam boat, combatting the rapid torrent of the Mississippi”. Clay thought that industry and manufacturing was very important to create a strong unified country. Clay’s example of a
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