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The Era of Good Feelings
opened the door for new
beginnings regarding the
emergence of sectionalism
and nationalism. However, it
also introduced problems for
the nation and its future.
Document 1
“The political bitterness declined because the
Federalist Party had largely dissolved after the
fiasco of the Hartford Convention in 1814, and
President Monroe avoided partisan criteria in
handing out patronage and appointments. The
Era of Good Feelings started in the euphoric
moment after the Americans claimed victory in
the War of 1812. National pride, and a
nationalist spirit, surged in the wake of victories
over the British invaders. In the Election of 1820
Monroe was re-elected with near unanimity.”
Document 2
“After the Panic of 1819 and the Missouri
Compromise of 1820, the national mood grew more
tense. However, the relentless daily bitter attacks by
one party against the other did not resume until
about 1828. Before 1820, the Democratic-Republican
Party members of Congress had met in caucus and
decided on the party's presidential candidate. That
system collapsed in 1824 as four men competed:
John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford, Henry Clay
and Andrew Jackson.”
DOCUMENT 3
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DOCUMENT 4
“As the president of the so-called
era of good feelings, Monroe had
won the respect of many
Federalists, and it was only in
Philadelphia that his re-election
wAs seriously opposed.”
DOCUMENT 5
“It concluded almost a quarter of a century of
troubled diplomacy and partisan politics and
ushered in the Era of Good Feelings. It marked
the end of the Federalist party but also vindicated
Federalist policies, many of which were adopted
by Republicans during or after the war. The war
also broke the power of American Indian and
reinforced the powerful undercurrent of
Anglophobia that had been present in American
culture since the Revolution.”
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MISSOURI
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Even though the war stimulated nationalism, it was an important
benchmark in the history of American sectionalism. New England
Federalists were determined to insulate themselves from the war.
In order to retain control over their militia and obstruct war
measures, they resurrected the states’ rights doctrine that Virginia
Republicans used. President Madison echoed an old Federalist plea
by calling for preparedness. “Experience has taught us,” he said,
“that a certain degree of preparation for war is not indispensible to
avert disasters in the onset, but affords also the best security for
the continuance of peace.” Congress Agreed. Congress launched a
far-reaching program to fortify the coast, appropriating almost $8.5
million for this purpose between 1816-1829.
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Document 8
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BIBLIOGRAPH
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• Hickey, Donald R., The War of 1812
University of Illinois: John C. Frediksen 1985
[Document 7]
• Moore, Glover. The Missouri Contoversy 18191821: University of Kentucky: Margaret Woorhies
Haggin Trust [Document 4]
• Hickey, Donald R., The War of 1812
University of Illinois: John C. Frediksen 1985
[Document 5]
• “Era Of Good Feelings,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era_of_Good_Feelin
gs [Document 1]
• “Era Of Good Feelings,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era_of_Good_Feelin
gs [Document 2]
• “Era Of Good Feelings Comic,” Era Of Good
Feelings,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era_of_Good_Feelin
gs [Document 3]
• “Missouri Compromise,”
http://www.google.com/ [Document 6]
• “Era Of Good Feelings,” http://www.google.com/

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