(Solution) Hist 405N week 3 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

Ha (2015) posits that the American System was an economic plan in the United States that hugely the American policy during the early 19th century.  This plan was rooted in the ideas of Alexander Hamilton in the “American School”. Nonetheless, Henry Clay, who was a congressman, was the foremost proponent of this plan. In fact, many scholars agree that he was the first person to refer to the plan as the “American System”. On this understanding, the role of this essay is to explore the idea of Henry Clay’s “American System, and how the system would help in building the American market together with the economy. The essay also examines the role of mechanization as well as communication in the American System.

Cornell, Keene, and O’Donnell (2013) contend that the American System was a critical program for economic development that was championed by Henry Clay following the war of 1812.  In this view, Henry Clay is regarded as one of the most popular members of Congress during the early 19thcentury. The primary idea of Henry Clay was that the national government needed to implement a wide range of protective tariffs as well as internal enhancements.  In support of this assertion Ha (2015) denotes that the American System from the point of view of Henry Clay consisted of three main elements. These included developing protective tariffs, creating a national bank, as well as investing significantly in internal growth that would lead to the creation of new roads, waterways, railways, and other means of transportation (Ridgway, 2011). From Henry Clay’s point of view, a national bank would play a fundamental role when it comes to developing and enhancing the economy of the country.

The basic argument for Henry Clay, as elucidated by Cornell et al. (2013) was that by…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10