America After the War of 1812

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A Growing Nation:

A Growing Nation America in the Early 19 th Century

What is Nationalism?:

What is Nationalism? Nationalism - Feelings of patriotism towards your country. Sense of national identity America’s nationalism grew after the War of 1812

James Monroe:

James Monroe Elected president in 1816 Member of the Republican party Served as president until 1825 His presidency was a time of peace called “The Era of Good Feelings”

Relations with Britain:

Relations with Britain Rush- Bagot Agreement – Negotiation between America and Britain Fewer naval vessels on the Great Lakes This was to avoid future fighting. The Great Lakes had played a big role in the War of U.S. received fishing rights off the Canadian coast Canadian border was agreed upon

Florida :

Florida Both Spain and the U.S. claimed parts of Florida General Andrew Jackson brought his troops to secure the border. He acted without orders: Attacked Native American raiders Took over Spanish posts Overthrew the Spanish governor Spain agreed to give America Florida. America agreed to let Spain keep Texas.

Monroe Doctrine:

Monroe Doctrine By the 1820s, many Latin American countries wanted independence from Spain. Simon Bolivar – led many of these revolutions Monroe Doctrine President Monroe was worried Europe might try to take over Latin America again. Warning: If Europe interfered in South America, the U.S. would become hostile.

Missouri Compromise:

Missouri Compromise BY 1819, there were 11 “free” states and 11 “slave” states Missouri applies to become a slave state Members of Congress argued over this issue The Missouri Compromise (1820) Missouri would become a slave state Maine would join as a free state Slavery would be banned from any new territory north of Missouri’s southern border http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/neh/interactives/sectionalism/lesson1 /

who became a major figure in America after the war of 1812?:

who became a major figure in America after the war of 1812? Tecumseh Andrew Jackson James Madison Tyler Polk

Andrew Jackson:

Andrew Jackson Born in South Carolina He was an orphan by age 13 Decided to become a lawyer, and later joined the army in the War of 1812 Nickname: Old Hickory Jackson had a reputation for being very tough

Would you prefer a very tough president or a very easygoing president?:

Would you prefer a very tough president or a very easygoing president? Tough Easygoing

President Jackson:

President Jackson Elected in 1824 Jacksonian Democracy – A greater diversity of people becoming involved in politics. Jackson was considered the “common man’s” candidate. Democratic Party Party formed from Jackson’s supporters Considered Jackson a war hero Jackson demonstrated that the poor could become successful through hard work.

Jackson Takes Charge:

Jackson Takes Charge Vetoed more bills than all previous presidents combined. Spoils System: Put his friends in government positions

Should Jackson’s Spoils System have been illegal? Or does the president have the right to choose any advisors he wants?:

Should Jackson’s Spoils System have been illegal? Or does the president have the right to choose any advisors he wants? Illegal President’s Choice

The Tariff Conflict:

The Tariff Conflict North – wanted high tariffs (taxes on imports) to protect their own industries South – Did not want tariffs because they needed to import manufactured goods. The South had few factories. Congress passed a high tariff,  the South was angry

The Nullification crisis:

The Nullification crisis Nullification – the idea that states can cancel any federal law that they consider unconsitutional South Carolina banned the tariff in their state Threatened to leave the United States. Congress agreed to slowly lower tariffs if South Carolina enforced their law. Vice President John C. Calhoun took South Carolina’s side (against the President!). He eventually resigned.

If states refuse to support the federal government, what do you think would happen?:

If states refuse to support the federal government, what do you think would happen? The government would invade states States would form their own countries The president would be overthrown Nothing. It’s no big deal.

The National Bank:

The National Bank The Bank needed a new charter to continue Jackson vetoed the bank’s charter Congress could not get enough votes to override. Jackson used banks to help people take loans and move west. Private Banks  Loans for the poor  Westward Expansion Caused inflation, but helped the country expand.

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