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The Era of Good Feelings

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The Presidency of James Monroe

1815 and beyond - The Post War Afterglow 


 Era of Good Feelings (1817-1825) A name for President Monroe’s two terms, a period of strong nationalism, economic growth, and territorial expansion. Since the Federalist party dissolved after the War of 1812, there was only one political party and no partisan conflicts


VIDEO: A Quick Summary of James Monroe's President 







Rush –Bagot Treaty  1817 

No war ships on the Great Lakes

Set the 49th parallel as the border between Canada and the Louisiana Territory

Acquisition of Florida - The Adams-Onis Treaty  (1819)

#1 Florida became part of the United States

#2 Spain got $5 million

#3 A more specific line was drawn between Louisiana and Spanish Mexico

The Missouri Compromise (1820) 

Missouri applies for statehood - Compromise was reached  

#1 Missouri would enter the Union as a slave state

#2 Maine would enter the Union as a free state

#3 A line would be drawn at 36*30’ – the southern border of Missouri

#4 Slavery would be allowed below the line and slavery would be prohibited above the line

#5 The only exception would be the state of Missouri – above the line – but a slave state

The Monroe Doctrine (1823)

John Quincy Adams wrote up the statement – and Monroe issued it in a speech to a joint session of Congress.Known as the Monroe Doctrine US would stay out of Europe  and Europe would stay out of Western hemisphere














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