The American System, Transportation, and Communication

Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 9, 10 (section 10.4), 11 (section 11.5), 13 Lesson 1 primary source that corresponds with your selected topic (noted in the topic instructions) Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook) Optional Resources to Explore Feel free to review the library guide for scholarly sources and videos at the following link: Link (website): History Library Guide (Links to an external site.) Introduction The purposes of each case study assignment include the following: To hone your abilities to research using scholarly sources To advance critical thinking and writing skills To compile a response to the prompts provided To explore a historical topic and make connections to change over time Instructions 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.