Henry Clay and the American System


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The American System incorporated which of the following aspects into its model?

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1. The American System was modeled off of which of the following economic systems?

2. The overarching goal of the American System was to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Henry Clay was a 19th-century congressman, and he created the economic system known as the American System to help the United States become economically self-sufficient. Look over the printable worksheet to learn more about the tenets of the system, then test yourself with questions about its goals and accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Three aspects incorporated into the American System
  • Economic system after which the American System was modeled
  • Overarching goal of the plan
  • Accomplishments under the expanded infrastructure program
  • Regions impacted by the protective tariffs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the tenets and goals of the American System
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about America's first economic systems in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about one of America's first economic models, review the corresponding lesson titled Henry Clay and the American System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies both Henry Clay and the American System
  • Discusses the system at work
  • Examines the three aspects of the system
  • Explores the drawbacks of the American System