Compare The Positives And Negatives Of Us History Between The Years 1787 To 1850

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U.S. history between the years of 1787 to 1850 was a time of new government and growth. I feel like the growth as well as the creations of a new government has shaped our world today. There was some positives and negatives during this period. One of the positives was the ratification of the United States Constitution. George Washington was the president from 1789 to 1797. President Washington realized the nation under its articles of confederation was not functioning too well and decided that changes had to be made. This lead to the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The articles of confederation served the U.S. from 1781 to 1788. The constitution was amended and the new U.S. constitution was approved in 1788 and officially went into effect in 1789. During this period politics developed, there was a westward expansion and there was the Mexican American war. In 1796 George Washington delivered his Farwell speech. Our Nation continued to move forward with many other influences and leaders. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson was responsible for doubling the U.S territory. He purchased the Louisiana territory. In 1819, the U.S. got Florida from Spain. Mexico…show more content…
It was declared by the United States and lasted for 2 ½ years. The war was fought in three central locations, the great lakes and Canadian frontier, the southern states and southwestern territories. The declaration of war officially began on June 18, 1812 by President James Madison who sent a message to congress on June 1, 1812. The House of Representatives deliberated for four days, which resulted in the first declaration of war. This war was called due to trade restrictions, the impressment of American merchant sailors and American expansion. The United States had declared war on another nation for the first time and they wanted vindication of the American

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