Era of Good Feelings


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Era of Good Feelings

  1. 1. "The Era of Good Feeling" 1815-1824 Susan M. Pojer; Edited by Jennifer Bishop & Matt López
  2. 2. The American System <ul><li>Tariff of 1816 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Bank of the U. S. </li></ul><ul><li>Internal improvements at federal expense. - National Road </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways is this system nationalistic? </li></ul>Henry Clay, “The Great Compromiser”
  3. 3. New Roads <ul><li>Made of Crushed stone </li></ul><ul><li>First Toll Roads Built </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Government builds first road </li></ul><ul><li>Cumberland Road </li></ul>
  4. 4. Waterways <ul><li>Rivers used for transportation (faster than land) </li></ul><ul><li>Flat boats </li></ul><ul><li>Keel boats </li></ul><ul><li>Steamboats - in use by mid-1800’s </li></ul>
  5. 5. Waterways - Canals <ul><li>Connected areas where road couldn’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Erie Canal - 364 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Way cheaper than roads (drops from $100 to $8) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The American System
  7. 7. The “OGRABME” Turtle Think back to Jefferson’s Presidency. What impact did the Embargo have on budding American industries? Where are these budding industries located?
  8. 8. The American System <ul><li>WEST got roads, canals, and federal aid </li></ul><ul><li>EAST got the backing of protective tariffs from the West. </li></ul><ul><li>SOUTH ?? </li></ul>Have you ever felt that you did not get a fair share of something? How did you react?
  9. 9. The Election of 1816 What is happening to the popularity of the Federalist Party?
  10. 10. What contributed to national unity during the early 1800s? settled national boundaries protective tariffs national bank road and canal systems strong federal government NATIONAL UNITY
  11. 11. <ul><li>How did the era of 1815-1824 earn the name “The Era of Good Feelings?” </li></ul><ul><li>Period of one-party rule </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways is this description an accurate one? </li></ul>“ The Era of Good Feelings”
  12. 12. James Monroe [1816-1824] How do you think the Federalist States felt about Monroe? Last of generation of Founding Fathers Why did people consider his election as a continuation of the “Virginia Dynasty?”
  13. 13. <ul><li>Caused by over-speculation on western lands </li></ul><ul><li>Banks foreclose on farms </li></ul><ul><li>People imprisoned for debt </li></ul>Panic of 1819
  14. 14. <ul><li>Missouri Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps a balance between slave & free states </li></ul><ul><li>Drew a line separating slave from free states </li></ul>
  15. 15. John Quincy Adams: A bulldog among spaniels! US Secretary of State under Monroe. Author of the Monroe Doctrine. Will settle many boundary disputes in the US’s favor.
  16. 16. The Convention of 1818
  17. 17. Adams-Onis Treaty, 1819
  18. 18. The Monroe Doctrine, 1823 <ul><li>What would the US do if the warning was not headed? </li></ul>Monroe Doctrine <ul><li>What warning is given to the European countries? </li></ul><ul><li>What foreign policy principles are established? </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to as America’s Self-Defense Doctrine. </li></ul>4. What helps US militarily?
  19. 19. Monroe Doctrine <ul><li>President Monroe’s warning to European countries to stay out of North and South America </li></ul>
  20. 20. The West & the NW: 1819-1824 Boundary est. by Russo-American Treaty of 1824. Is this boundary the result of the Monroe Doctrine?
  21. 21. The Era of Good Feelings Was this era correctly named? Why/Why not? How is nationalism evident during this era? How has the War of 1812 changed the way American’s see themselves?
  22. 22. The Election of 1824: The “Corrupt Bargain”
  23. 23. The Election of 1824: The “Corrupt Bargain” Candidate Popular Vote Electoral Vote Andrew Jackson 43% 99 J.Q. Adams 31% 32 William Crawford 13% 41 Henry Clay 13% 37