In your groups, please read pages 219 & 220 While reading make a list of the Supreme Court decisions discussed on those pages Be sure to discuss whether you agree or disagree with these decisions and why you feel this way.
Chief Justice Marshall guided the Supreme Court to decisions that increased the power of the federal government over the state government. John Quincy Adams nationalism At the same time, Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams established foreign policy guided by nationalism – the belief that national interests should be placed ahead of regional concerns or the interests of other countries.
Working under President Monroe, Adams prioritized the security of the nation and expansion of its territory.
The Rush-Baggot Treaty (1817) eventually led the United States and Canada to completely demilitarize their common border. The Convention of 1818 fixed the US border at the 49 th Parallel up to the Rocky Mountains. Finally, he reached a compromise with Britain to jointly occupy the Oregon Territory for 10 years. In 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States in the Adams-Onis Treaty and gave up its claims to the Oregon Territory
Numerous European powers wanted to reclaim their former colonies in Latin America after defeating Napoleon in 1815 and Russians were establishing trading posts in what is now California. Many Americans were interested in acquiring northern Mexico and the Spanish colony of Cuba, and were concerned with the threat of American trade with China based on Russia’s trading posts on the coast.
In Monroe’s 1823 message to Congress, he warned all outside powers not to interfere with affairs in the Western Hemisphere – they should not attempt to create new colonies, or try to overthrow the newly independent republics in the hemisphere. The US would consider such action “dangerous to our peace and safety”
How did the policies of John Quincy Adams and James Monroe serve national interests?
While Presidents Adams and Monroe established policies that expanded US territory, American settlers pushed into the Northwest felling forests, turning luxurious prairies into farms and waterfronts into city centers.
While some settlers went west to escape debt and the law, most pushed west in search of economic and social gain! What economic and social gains were these settlers looking for?
Petitions from a territory to become a state had to be approved by Congress. By 1820, slavery was entrenched in the South, while most Northern states had abolished it. When Missouri applied for statehood in 1819, there were eleven free states and ten slave states. Southerners expected Missouri to become a slave state to maintain the balance of power in Congress. After Alabama was admitted as a slave state, Northerners felt that Missouri should be admitted as a free state. The heated controversy was resolved for the short term by the Missouri Compromise: Maine was admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Also, a line was drawn through the Louisiana Territory north of which slavery would not be allowed. The compromise preserved the sectional balance in the Senate but also allowed for the further spread of slavery into new territories.
Gibbons vs. Ogden McCulloch vs. Maryland Fletcher vs. Peck Dartmouth vs. Woodward US and Canada demilitarize their common border via Rush Bagot Treaty Spain surrenders Spanish Florida to the US in the Adams-Onis Treaty The Monroe Doctrine US territories expand westward American settlers push into the Northwest