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1 Era of Good feelings and the Monroe doctrine
Mr. Fredrickson

2 Era of Good Feelings After the war of 1812 a wave of nationalism swept the country James Monroe became president in 1816 Monroe attempted to create national unity; this time became known as the “Era of Good Feelings”

3 Sectionalism Loyalty to ones state or section rather than the country
North, South, West

4 Calhoun of the South Leader: John C. Calhoun War hawk Defended slavery
Opposed strengthening the federal government

5 Webster of the North Leader: Daniel Webster Opposed war of 1812
Opposed slavery Wanted strong national government

6 Clay of the West Leader: Henry Clay War hawk (leader)
Supported strong federal government

7 Protective Tariff English merchants were selling goods for les than the production cost in the hopes of driving American rivals out of business The protective tariff was a tax on all goods imported from Europe Protected the countries industries from foreign competition

8 Clay’s American System
Called for tariffs on imported goods benefiting northern factories With the money from industry northerners would buy farm products from the West and South Hoping to reduce American dependence on foreign goods

9 American System Continued
Congress was supposed to use money from tariffs to build roads, bridges, and canals This would make it easier and cheaper for farmers in the south and west to move goods to city markets Congress spent very little on these internal improvements

10 Adams-Onis Treaty 1821 Spain Ceded Florida to the U.S. for $5 million
U.S. gave up claims to land in what is now Texas

11 The Monroe Doctrine Part of a message to congress in 1832
President Monroe declares: U.S. will not interfere with affairs in European Nations or existing colonies of European Nations European nations were to not attempt to regain control of newly independent nations of Latin America

12 Monroe Doctrine continued
U.S. would oppose any attempts to build new colonies in Americas Britain supported the doctrine and helped enforce it with their navy The Monroe Doctrine was American foreign policy until W W I



15 South Republics American Uncle – “the bars will stand as long as you are good”

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