The Tariff of 1816 placed a high tariff on manufactured imports in order to place a protective veil around typically northern businesses. Although the tariff was debated in Congress, the North won out due to having dominant representation. This left the southerners, including members of
Although many changes occurred in the mid 1800’s in America, such as the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War, the Transcontinental Railroad profoundly changed the United States (Henretta and Brody, pg. 471). This tremendous project, partly funded by Congress, was one of the key factors that encouraged foreign immigration to America. The Transcontinental Railroad certainly instilled a sense of overwhelming pride in this nation, and it paved the way for the development of the West; however, the construction of the railroad relied upon slave-like labor and the usurpation of Native American lands. Indeed, the Transcontinental Railroad was a monumental accomplishment for the United States, but it came at the expense of many people.
He also stated that once we took them over, we could then educate them. He essentially wanted to do the country a right by taking control and politically righting a wrong. The second cause of Imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries were the economic forces involved. For example, in America, people were producing goods faster than people could end up using, creating an excessive surplus. They thought of the idea of taking over countries and placing trading posts everywhere to help get rid of this surplus (Document 2).
South Carolina threatened to secede because of the aftermath of the Tariff of Abominations; it shrunk English demand for southern raw cotton and increased the final cost of finished goods to American buyers. 12. The Northern population grew
Innovative developments permitted the utilisation of mass manufacture, for instance, the formation of the mechanical production system or the "Conveyor Belt" by Henry Ford for the Model T Ford auto. We also saw the development of transatlantic steamships and mechanisation of the industry, the steamships meant that it would help with mass immigration but also for natural resource exports. The businesses that organizations were offering to were also expanding. Immigration could be seen as the primary explanation behind the expanding market in America, demonstrating that without the businesses, enormous organizations might not
The Missouri Compromise created a geographical boundary that separated which states were to legalize slavery and which would not (Doc F). This line represented a huge conflict between the two halves of the nation that would eventually influence the start of the Civil War. Another detriment of the Era of Good Feelings was the economic crisis that hurt the entire nation. This economic crisis was caused by two factors: Congress’s decisions and the Second National Bank. Congress increased tariffs on imports to reduce the competition for domestic goods, but this decision hurt the farmers in the south (Doc A).
Westward Expansion There are many factors to consider when trying to decide which force had the greatest impact on the nation. Nationalism, when people hold great pride in their country, influenced heavily on the nation by bringing us closer to our neighbors and unifying us as a society. January 1815, a British fleet with 7500 troops lands near New Orleans. When the United States conquered the British, it was our nations first true look at nationalism. While this impacted our nation, the other competing forces still had a more significant impact.
First, the commercial and economic growth of the country became a major reason for global expansion because economic growth was the driving engine for Imperialism. Secondly, the military prowess of the United States’ established its dominance over countries that it went to war with. The military power of the navy provided global protection as the country moved into expansion outside of North America. Lastly, the ideology of “white-man burden” was integrated into the American Imperialistic belief. With the idea of the white race as superior to all other races, the United States conquered other groups of societies to spread the “right” way of life.
The Era of Good Feelings marked a period in the political history of the United States that reflected a sense of national purpose and a desire for unity among Americans in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. The era saw the collapse of the Federalist Party and an end to the bitter partisan disputes between it and the dominant Democratic-Republican Party during the First Party System. President James Monroe endeavored to downplay partisan affiliation in making his nominations, with the ultimate goal of national unity and eliminating parties altogether from national politics. The period is so closely associated with Monroe's presidency and his administrative goals that his name and the era are virtually synonymous. The designation of the
The Whigs were a major political party between 1834 and the 1850s, unified by their opposition to Andrew Jackson and their support for federal policies to aid business. The party was strongest among the merchants and manufacturers of the Northeast, the wealthy planters of the South, New Englanders, middle class urban professionals, and the farmers of the West most eager for internal improvements, expanding trade and rapid economic progress. Whiggery favored Clay’s American System (national bank, high tariff, internal improvements) expanding the power of the federal government, encouraging industrial and commercial development, and knitting the country together into a consolidated economic system. They were also cautious about westward expansion, fearful that rapid territorial growth would produce instability. Whigs seeked a nation embracing the industrial future and rising to world greatness as a