Chapter 12: The War of 1812 & Nationalism (1812-1824)
I can explain why the War of 1812 was so politically divisive andpoorly fought by the United States.
I can describe the terms of the Treaty of Ghent and the long-term effects of the War of 1812 for the United States at
home and abroad.
I can describe and explain the burst of nationalism that followedthe War of 1812.
I can describe the major political and economic events of the period, including the death of the Federalist Party and
the depression following the Panicof 1819.
I can describe the conflict over slavery that arose in1819 and the terms of the Missouri Compromise that temporarily
I can analyze how John Marshall's Supreme Court promoted the spirit of nationalism through its ruling in favor of
I can describe the Monroe Doctrine and explain its real and symbolic significance for Americanforeign policy and for
relations withthe new Latin Americanrepublics.
War of 1812
General Isaac Brock
William Henry Harrison
Battle of the Thames
Battle of Plattsburgh
Battle of Bladensburg
Francis Scott Key
Battle of New Orleans
Treaty of Ghent
"Blue Light" Federalists
James Fenimore Cooper
National Bank of the United States
Tariff of 1816
"Era of Good Feelings"
Panic of 1819
"the Ohio Fever"
Land Act of 1820
Cohens v. Virginia
Gibbons v. Ogden
Fletcher v. Peck
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
Treaty of 1818
Florida Purchase Treaty of 1819
1. What were the broad consequences of the War of 1812?
2. What were the important signs of Americannationalism that developed in the period from 1815-1824?
3. What role did the West play in such crucial issues of the period as the tariff, internal improvements, and the expansion of
4. Why did the issue of admitting Missouri to the Union precipitate a major national crisis? Why did the North and South
each agree to the terms of the Missouri Compromise?
5. How did the forces of nationalism compete withsectional interests in the economic and judicial struggles of the period?
6. Was the Monroe Doctrine consistent withthe isolationist principles established by George Washington? Or did it
foreshadow America's willingness to assert its national power, evenat the risk of conflict withEuropean powers?