SECTIONALISM AND NATIONALISM
I. You should be able to identify and state the historical significance of the following:
John C. Calhoun
John Quincy Adams
II. You should be able to define and state the historical significance of the following:
III. You should be able to describe and state the historical significance of the following:
Second Bank of the United States
McCulloch vs. Maryland
Tariff of 1816
Era of Good Feelings
Panic of 1819
Battle of Tippecanoe
Land Act of 1820
Dartmouth College vs. Woodward
Givens vs. Ogden
IV. Discussion Questions:
Why were internal improvements a controversial issue in the decade following the War of 1812?
Why was the West the region most seized with the spirit of nationalism following the War of 1812?
To what extent was the Monroe Doctrine an isolationist document?
Was the term "Era of Good Feelings" a misnomer? Why or why not?
Thomas Jefferson said of the Missouri Compromise that the question, "Like a firebell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror." What was at stake in the Missouri debate that generated such concern?
The years from 1814 to 1828 yielded a mixture of strengthened nationalism
and growing sectionalism in the United States. Explain the forces that were
working in each direction, and assess the dominant trend by 1828.
How did the Supreme Court contribute to the growing nationalism of the
early nineteenth century? Cite specific case examples.
Explain the provisions and significance of the Monroe Doctrine and account
for the development of this important diplomatic document.
What were the terms of the Missouri Compromise and what impact did it
have on the nation?
Why was the election of 1824 so ridden with conflict and confusion? What was at stake between the competing candidates, especially Adams and Jackson?
What personal and political factors led to the election of Andrew Jackson in
In 1816, John C. Calhoun had supported protective tariff legislation. In 1828, he denounced protective tariffs. Why did he change his position?
V. Practice Quizzes: