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Bell Ringer: Henry Clay and the American System

Henry Clay and the American System

The Smithsonian Institution’s Peter Liebhold explained Henry Clay's American System and his support of tariffs and infrastructure development after the War of 1812.

Description

The Smithsonian Institution’s Peter Liebhold explained Henry Clay's American System and his support of tariffs and infrastructure development after the War of 1812.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Who was Henry Clay and what were his beliefs about tariffs and trade?
  • Describe the three elements of the American System.
  • How did the image on Henry Clay's campaign medallion represent the geographic and economic interests in 1844?
  • In relations to trade, how were the North and the West connected to each other?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • American Plan
    • Central Banks
    • Henry Clay
    • Infrastructure
    • Plantation Owners
    • Protectionist
    • Protective Tariff
    • Trade Policy

    Topics

    U.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity