American History: A Survey (Brinkley), 13th Edition
VARIETIES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM
Main themes of Chapter Eight:
A thorough study of Chapter Eight should enable the student to understand the following:
- The effects of postwar expansion and continued economic growth in shaping the nation during the "era of good feelings"
- The rise of sectional controversy arising from slavery, and the early attempts by Henry Clay and others to prevent strife through the Missouri Compromise
- The many prominent decisions of the Marshall Court during the "era of good feelings," and their role in promoting American nationalism, federal supremacy and Native American tribal sovereignty
- The development of the "Monroe Doctrine" and its application in further fostering American nationalism
- The end of the "era of good feelings" and the rise of America's "second party system"
- The effects of the War of 1812 on banking, shipping, farming, industry, and transportation
- The character of westward expansion into the Old Southwest and Old Northwest, and the development of the fur trade in the far West
- The "era of good feelings" as a transitional period between two party systems
- The causes of the Panic of 1819, the first serious economic crisis in America's history
- The disagreements between North and South over the admission of Missouri to the Union, and the tenets of the subsequent Missouri Compromise fashioned by Henry Clay
- The ways in which the status of the federal judiciary was changed by the Marshall Court, and the impact of the Court's decisions on the legal status of federal and state governments, business, and Native American tribes
- The origins of the "Monroe Doctrine" of 1823, and its impact on international relations at the time
- The controversy surrounding the election of 1824 and the alleged "corrupt bargain" between John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay
- The frustrations experienced by John Quincy Adams during his term as president, including congressional intransigence and the "tariff of abominations"
- The reasons why Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828, and the significance of his victory