Soldiers and generals got treated with more respect than before. After defeating Napoleon, America looked west to further expand. Washington D. C. Rose from the ashes and the Ana and army strengthened themselves. In the document people were celebrating from fighting a long and hard war and winning. Then there was the American system that brought good feelings (B). That was established by Henry Clay. The system began with a strong banking system. It believed in a protective tariff behind which eastern manufacturing would succeed.
It also included a network of roads and canals to be funded for by the tariffs, and through which would flow food and raw materials anywhere. In document B, John C. Calhoun says “Let us, then, bind the republic together with a perfect system of rails and canals. Let us conquer space. ” He supports the American system and thinks it will be very successful and we have many things to look forward to. Next was Westward Expansion (E) also referred to as Manifest Destiny. In the United States, the western frontier offered the possibility of independence and upward mobility for all.
In the document it shows a map f how many inhabitants per square mile moved due to westward expansion and there was an average number 2 to 6 inhabitants per square mile. The problem was whether or not slavery would be allowed in the new western states discussed in every conversation about the frontier. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise (F) had attempted to resolve this problem by admitting Missouri to the union as a slave state and Maine as a free state, preserving the balance in Congress. In the future, slavery would be prohibited north of the southern boundary of Missouri (the 36030′ parallel).
Thomas Jefferson said “A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle, moral, and political, once conceived and held up to the angry passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. So he may not completely agree on it but it was fair at that time. Era of Bad Feelings did occur as well after the War of 1812. Protective tariff (A) was one Of the problems. There was tension between the northern and the southern states over the matter of protective tariffs on manufactured goods.
Northern industries wanted high tariffs in order to protect their factories and laborers from cheaper products. The vast majority of American industry was located in the northern states, where the economy of the agricultural southern states was based on the export of raw materials and the importation of manufactured goods. The South held few manufacturing concerns, and southerners had to pay higher prices for goods in order to fund northern profits. The collected tariffs were used to fund projects in the North such as roads, harbors and canals. In the document John Randolph said “.. Just to aggravate the burdens of the people for the purpose of favoring the manufacturers; for this government created and gave power to Congress to regulate commerce and equalize duties on the whole of the United States, and not to lay a duty but with a steady eye to revenue. He is explaining why people do not like the tariff and thinks it’s unfair. There was a serious slave rebellion (G). Sectional tensions between the North and the South came to a breaking point when Missouri wanted to become a slave state. Although it met all the requirements of becoming a state, the House of
Representatives shot down the plans for its statehood when it proposed the Talladega Amendment, which provided that no more slaves be brought into Missouri and also provided for the gradual emancipation of children born to slave parents already in Missouri. In this document it was a letter describing the hardships of slavery that the woman had noticed and felt was really bad. Lastly there was the Corrupt Bargain (l). Clay was eliminated from the election, but he was the Speaker of the House, and since Crawford had recently suffered a stroke and Clay hated Jackson, he threw his support Enid John Q.
Adams, helping him become president. When Clay was appointed Secretary of the State, the traditional way to the presidency, Jackson’s said it was foul play and corruption. John Randolph publicly attacked the alliance between Adams and Clay. Evidence against any possible deal has never been found in this Corrupt Bargain, but both men ruined their reputations. In the documents there are maps showing the votes in the presidential election, cutting the results close. In conclusion, it was both an Era of Good and Bad Feelings in different ways.