Dbq Era Of Good Feelings

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The “Era of Good Feelings,” from 1815-1825, was not an accurate label of the period after the War of 1812 because of various conflicts in economic nationalism , disagreements in politics, and the disunion of the citizens. In addition, several sectional issues emerged, mostly between the North and the South, regarding to the Tariff of 1816 and the conflict over slavery. Both nationalism and sectionalism had a great influence on whether the period from 1815-1825 was actually the “Era of Good Feelings.” Despite the fact that nationalism was emerging, it also caused many economic issues, thus, the “Era of Good Feelings” was not labeled accurately. After the War of 1812, many Americans had a feeling of patriotism in the 1820s when they were still celebrating the Fourth of July after many years, which shows how unified the citizens were. (Doc. C). However, another thing that “helped unify” the nation was the Tariff of 1816 that was…show more content…
Although in the Missouri Compromise, Missouri became a slave state and Maine became a free state, it was an example of disunity. All new states north of the Mason-Dixon Line would be free and new states southward would be slave states. As a result, there was also an unbalanced sectional population between the North and South. (Doc. E & F).
Ultimately, the “Era of Good Feelings” was labeled inaccurately after the War of 1812 because of various conflicts in economic nationalism, such as the Panic of 1819, disagreements in politics, and the disunion between northern states and southern states. Both nationalism and sectionalism had a great impact on deciding that the “Era of Good Feelings” was actually a period of bad feelings. Various disagreements in American politics were present between the president and the secretary of state, and during the presidential
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