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The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism. Causes of the War of 1812. Seizing American merchant ships headed for France Embargo Act of 1807 Impressment of American sailors Western and southern “War Hawks” Henry Clay John Calhoun Division of Americans.

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Causes of the war of 1812
Causes of the War of 1812 Nationalism

  • Seizing American merchant ships headed for France

  • Embargo Act of 1807

  • Impressment of American sailors

  • Western and southern “War Hawks”

    • Henry Clay

    • John Calhoun

  • Division of Americans

Highlights of the war of 1812
Highlights of the War of 1812 Nationalism

  • British invade New York

  • Burning of the White House - August 1813

  • Battle of New Orleans - 1814

Results of the war of 1812
Results of the War of 1812 Nationalism

  • Justified neutrality policy

  • Native American tribes in the West lost their ally in Britain

  • American manufacturing began to grow

  • Opposing the war weakened the Federalist Party

  • Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison became war heroes

  • “The Star Spangled Banner”

The treaty of ghent
The Treaty of Ghent Nationalism

  • Signed on December 24, 1814

  • Armistice: acknowledged a draw and ignored the demands of both sides

  • Americans refused the demands of the British.

  • Relationship returned to same state it had been prior to the war.

The hartford convention
The Hartford Convention Nationalism

  • MA, CT, NH, VT, and RI met secretly from December 15, 1814 to January 5, 1815.

  • Secession discussed, but most wanted money from government for lost trade.

  • Asked for a 2/3 majority for all embargoes, except during invasion.

  • Convention ended up being the death of the Federalist Party.

  • Almost seemed treasonous after the win in New Orleans.

Nationalism Nationalism

  • Spirit of national consciousness

  • Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper became popular

  • American landscape artists and American history books became popular

  • Revived Bank of the United States

  • Beautiful national capital

The american system
The American System Nationalism

  • British competition flooded the American market with cheap goods,

  • Work of Henry Clay

    • Develop a home market

    • Protective Tariff of 1816

    • Strong banking system in order to provide easy credit

    • Network of roads and canals to be built in the Ohio River Valley

Era of good feelings
Era of Good Feelings? Nationalism

  • Monroe elected in 1816 (one party rule)

  • Connected the old generation with the new

  • Did not involve fighting between the major political parties

  • But sectionalism was increasing and the slavery issue was becoming more important

Panic of 1819
Panic of 1819 Nationalism

  • What is a “panic?”

  • Caused by overspeculation in land prices, especially in the west

  • Bank of the United States was heavily in debt

  • Deflation, depression, bankruptcies, bank failures, unemployment, and overcrowded debtors’ prisons

  • Provided the foundation for Jacksonian Democracy

Growth in the west
Growth in the West Nationalism

  • Nine states joined the original 13 between 1791 and 1819

  • “Ohio Fever”

  • Cumberland Road and the steam ship

  • Land Act of 1820: 80 acres could be purchased for $1.25 per acre

  • Southern view: Northerners were unfriendly, greedy, and too ambitious

  • Northern view; Southerners were uneducated, uncivilized, and had no desire for self-improvement

Missouri compromise and issue of slavery
Missouri Compromise and Issue of Slavery Nationalism

  • Missouri would be admitted as a slave state and Maine would enter as a free state.

  • All states north of the 36th parallel would be free.

  • Monroe looked like he was doomed during his first administration, but easily won re-election due to his popularity and the weakness of the Federalist party

  • Only put off the inevitable

John marshall extends nationalism to the judiciary
John Marshall extends Nationalism to the Judiciary Nationalism

  • McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

  • Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

  • Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1818)

  • Fletcher v. Peck (1810)

    • Legislative grant was a contract and the state could not interfere

    • Protecting private property against public pressure

  • Cohens v. Virginia (1821)

    • Right of the Supreme Court to review state Supreme Court decisions in matters relating to the federal government

Sharing oregon and acquiring florida
Sharing Oregon and Acquiring Florida Nationalism

  • Jackson swept into Florida

    • Hanged two Indians and Two Brits

    • 1819: Florida to the U.S.

  • Treaty of 1818

    • Britain and U.S. would jointly share the Oregon Territory

    • England was just too far away, giving Americans a chance to colonize

The monroe doctrine
The Monroe Doctrine Nationalism

  • Written by the Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams

  • Two basic features

    • Non-colonization

    • Non-intervention

Evaluation of the monroe doctrine
Evaluation of the Monroe Doctrine Nationalism

  • European monarchs angered

  • Latin American countries believed it was more to protect the U.S., not them

  • Little impact at first

  • Used later as the U.S. became more powerful