(Solution) HIST405 Week 3 Assignment: Case Study

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:

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

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:

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.

Option 2: The Indian Removal Act of 1830
Read the following primary source:

Then, address the following:

  • Evaluate the rationale that President Jackson used in the removal of the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River. Did the removal have the intended impact?
  • Identify the responsibilities given to the President under the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
  • Compare Jackson’s actions toward Native Americans in the context of his First Inaugural Address with the path of events during the Trail of Tears.
  • Determine if the removal of the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River violate the principles found in the Declaration of Independence?

Option 3: The Abolitionist Movement
Read the following primary source:

Then, address the following:

  • Assess if abolitionists were responsible reformers or irresponsible agitators?
  • Explain how abolitionists upheld the Declaration of Independence as the foundation of antislavery and abolitionist thought.
  • Assess the effect of the Gag Rule on the Abolitionist Movement.
  • Analyze how the women’s rights movement would gain momentum from the antislavery movement.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page
  • In-text citations that correspond with your end references


The American System, Transportation, and Communication

Henry Clay was one of the most, if not the most, renowned senators of his time. He was the leader of the Whig Party (History.com, 2019). Clay also had five failed attempts as a presidential candidate. He served as the speaker of the House of Representatives for the longest time in the nineteenth century. He advocated for political integration, economic development, and nationalist principles (History.com, 2019). This write-up explores Clay’s American system, its proposed impacts on the American economy and market, and the essence of communication and mechanization in the proposed system.

                                                    Henry Clay’s American System            

Henry proposed an integrated economic plan that was dubbed as the American System. It comprised of three basic tenets. These include federal subsidies for internal improvements in transport, a jointly owned national bank, and a protective tariff (McNamara, 2019). He proposed a national bank jointly owned by the federal government and private stockholders. The overall objective of the American System was to promote national economic development and reduce the country’s dependence on imports (History.com, 2019). Internal improvements in transportation and communication were geared towards helping tie the different states and economic sectors together, thereby strengthening the national economy…..Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $10