Pick one (1) of the following topics. Then, address the corresponding questions/prompts for your selected topic. Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary source in your writing.
Option 1: The American System, Transportation, and Communication
Read the following primary source:
- Link (website): Of Debates in Congress (Clay’s Debate of the American System in 1832) (Links to an external site.) (Click on “Next Image” to see all pages of the debate: pp.258-262.)
Then, address the following:
- Describe the idea of Henry Clay’s “American System.”
- Based on Clay’s economic vision of America, analyze how the American System would build the American market and economy?
- Analyze the role of mechanization and communication in the American System.