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The Era of Good Feelings . The Presidency of James Monroe. Era of Good Feelings. Elected in 1816, effectively unopposed His term in office marks the beginning of the “Era of Good Feelings” Nationalism (love for one’s country) was sweeping the nation Victory in War of 1812

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the era of good feelings

The Era of Good Feelings

The Presidency of James Monroe

era of good feelings
Era of Good Feelings
  • Elected in 1816, effectively unopposed
  • His term in office marks the beginning of the “Era of Good Feelings”
  • Nationalism (love for one’s country) was sweeping the nation
    • Victory in War of 1812
    • New generation of war heroes
    • American System
necessary measure for the american system to work
Necessary Measure for the American System to work
  • Protective tariffs
  • Improved transportation
  • National banking system
protective tariffs
Protective Tariffs
  • Protective Tariff: tax on goods imported into a country; designed to make imports more expensive than domestic goods
  • Tariff Act of 1816: Congress adopted a mild protective tariff
    • Tariff is strengthened in 1828
improved transportation
Improved transportation
  • Building of the National Road (today it is I-40)
  • Construction of canals begins
  • $ comes from protective tariff
second bank of the u s
Second Bank of the U.S.
  • The charter of the First Bank of the US expired in 1811 and was not renewed
  • State banks took over the business of banking and printing money which makes trade difficult
  • 1816: Congress chartered the Second Bank of the US with 25 branches
    • Issues its own paper money which is accepted throughout the US
    • Starts a two year business boom
foreign affairs
Foreign Affairs

Relations with Britain

  • Rush‑Bagot Agreement (1817)
    • Britain/Canada and US agree to disarm the Great Lakes
  • Treaty of 1818
    • (1) joint occupation of the Oregon Territory for 10 years
    • (2) north Boundary of Louisiana Purchase is 49th Parallel
foreign relations
Foreign Relations
  • Relations with Spain (1817-Florida belonged to Spain)
    • United States sent Andrew Jackson and a small army down to the Georgia-Florida border to stop the Indian & outlaw raids
    • Jackson is NOT supposed to attack the Spanish.
    • So, he invaded Florida
  • Adams‑Onis Treaty (1819)
    • Spain gave up Florida and Spanish claims to the Oregon Territory
    • US took $5 million in Spanish debt and agreed to stay out of Texas
missouri compromise 1820
Missouri Compromise-1820
  • Missouri territory is divided in half
    • North of the 36*30’ latitude slavery was banned (except Missouri) and south of the line slavery was legal
  • Establishes a precedent that lasts until the Civil War: states would enter into the Union in pairs-one slave and one free
monroe doctrine
Monroe Doctrine
  • 1823
  • Monroe warns all European powers against interfering with affairs in the Western Hemisphere
    • They are not to attempt to colonize or overthrow any newly formed nation
    • US would protect the Western Hemisphere
    • US would stay out of European affairs
assignment today
Assignment Today
  • Political Cartoons
  • You will each create two political cartoons. Choose from two of the topics covered in the Era of Good Feelings. On one side you will create the cartoon and on the other side you will explain the cartoon.