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America's ability to engage in a second war with Britain spawned a period of national unity and pride throughout the nation. The Federalist party, weakened for their opposition to the War of 1812, faded as a national political party. James Monroe was elected President of the United States after being virtually unopposed during his election bid.
“Who would not be an American?” Such was the feeling that swept the nation in the wake of Andrew Jackson’s victory at New Orleans and peace with Great Britain. The symbols and heroes of the War of 1812 did not soon fade, as seen here in a portrayal of a Fourth of July celebration in 1819. The leftmost tent has a U.S. flag above a portrait of George Washington above a depiction of a naval battle of the War of 1812 (with slogan "Don't give up the Ship"). The rightmost tent has a flag of the state of Pennsylvania (motto "Virtue, Liberty, Independence") above a depiction of "The Battle of New Orleans". The painting brims with patriotism and a spirit of unity in a neoclassical design.
Congressional Leaders John C Calhoun (SC): Supported state sovereignty, the idea that each state should be able to determine the conditions of slavery in their respective states. Daniel Webster (MA): Supported the policy that all future state additions to the union be admitted as free states. Henry Clay (KY): Known as the "Great Compromiser", he represented Western interests and attempted to negotiate sectional disputes between the Northern and Southern faction in Congress.
The Missouri Compromise: The Missouri Compromise was an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late in 1819 for admission as a state in which slavery would be permitted. At the time, the United States contained twenty-two states, evenly divided between slave and free.
The Monroe Doctrine warned the rest of the world, especially Europe, that the Western Hemisphere was to be left alone. It also said that the United States would leave other countries alone. The Monroe Doctrine showed that the United States now saw itself as a world power, and it would protect its interests in the Western Hemisphere.
Crash Course #10: Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy (Period 4 pt. 1)
Crash Course #11: The War of 1812 (Period 4 pt. 1)
Crash Course #12: The Market Revolution (Period 4 pt. 2)
Crash Course #14: The Age of Andrew Jackson (Period 4 pt. 3)
Crash Course #17: War & Expansion (Period 4 pt. 4)
Thomas Jefferson - History Channel: The Presidents
James Madison - History Channel: The Presidents
Andrew Jackson - History Channel: The Presidents