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Different American

The American System, without resorting to wiki, is the baby of Hamilton (the founding father of Wall St. and the first national bank - grrr...), Henry Clay, then Lincoln. It's nothing less than the mercantilism the American Revolution was allegedly fought against, and it is the primary cause of the Civil War. Not just economically unsound, it killed people. Lots of them. ...and you're right. Jefferson was dead against it, but Hamilton authored George Washington's (the original gee-dub) economic policies. Washington was appointed by the authors of the Constitution, who appointed themselves the illegal destroyers of the Articles of Confederation at the behest of the money lenders. So, it is as American as it gets, but "American" isn't what it's cracked up to be.