Era of good feelings DBQ

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The ¡°Era of Good Feelings¡± was the period in U.S. history when people were stimulated by two events of 1816, during the presidency of James Madison: the enactment of the first U.S. protective tariff and the establishment of the second National Bank. With the decline of the Federalists the United States was a one-party state on the national level; heading the Democratic-Republicans. Under the surface, however, vast sectional issues were shaping themselves, and personal rivalries also were gathering strength to break loose in the campaign of 1824. Nationalism was a very important quality of this era in time. To Americans, the War of 1812 was viewed as a second war of independence. They were proud that their united nation had stood up to the British. The feeling of patriotism stayed steady into the 1820¡¯s. Document C shows how Americans were still celebrating how united their nation was, even though it was four years after the end of the war. Another thing that helped unify the U.S. was the Tariff Act of 1816. As the first complete protective tariff, it was principally intended to promote the production of textiles, hats, leather, paper, and cabinetwork. Even people like John Calhoun, who would normally be against any Continue...


There were also slave revolts that caused quite a scare. The Federalist Party quickly died and since everyone had been united in the was against Great Britain, Monroe won Election of 1820 by capturing more than 99 of the electoral college votes (Doc. He wanted to bind the country together by building roads and canals, rather than making things worse by causing disunity (Doc. In such a case, the House of Representatives is to decide the President. The letter by Anna Hayes Johnson talks of Denmark Veseys slave revolt and the effects of her town. Although called Era of Good Feelings, sectionalist turmoil lay under a facade created by nationalist calm. The Monroe Doctrine said that the Western Hemisphere was no longer open for colonization. Although most people favored the Tariff Act, there were still those who opposed it. The Era of Good Feelings was a period of American history that went well. H) shows that Monroe wanted to send an ambassador Europe to make sure that the United States was protected from invasion. Maryland, the bank is constitutional (necessary and proper) and the states do not have to right to tax it (Doc. Sectional balance was maintained; with the admission of Missouri and Maine there were 12 free states and 12 slave states.