Railroad Maps and Charts
Population Figures Chart (link to PDF)
Population figures are derived from census records between 1765 and 1860.
Original in the John Hill Print Collection of the New York Historical Society
This 1831 political cartoon ridicules Henry Clay’s position on the American System. Monkeys, labeled as different parts of the nation’s economy, are depicted stealing each other’s resources. Two commentators are pictured at right, one speaking in support, the other against.
From Project Gutenberg (online). Download a printable PDF with explanation