Being President, Monroe had a significant amount of power over the country and its government. Monroe’s Doctrine opened the floodgates for Manifest Destiny after the nation knew the government was behind it. Document A provides evidence that Monroe was correct with his prediction that America would follow the government’s lead and head west to protect the country through Manifest Destiny. The strongest argument against Manifest Destiny was the fact that would bring slavery to the new territories America gained. Not only was this false, Americans and politicians who were anti-slavery overlooked this because spreading what they considered America’s good qualities was more important to them and they wanted to follow Monroe’s Doctrine.
He brought to public life a love of efficiency, order and organization. In response to the call of the House of Representatives for a plan for the "adequate support of public credit," he lay down and supported principles not only of the public economy, but of effective government Jefferson advocated a decentralized agrarian republic. He recognized the value of a strong central government in foreign relations, but he did not want it strong in other respects. Hamilton's great aim was more efficient organization, whereas Jefferson once said "I am not a friend to a very energetic government." Hamilton feared anarchy and thought in terms of order; Jefferson feared tyranny and thought in terms of freedom Hamilton pointed out that America must have credit for industrial development, commercial activity and the operations of government.
The purchase was beneficial because it opened up land west of the Mississippi River for settlement. The purchase also raised issues about slavery expansion. The Missouri Compromise partially addressed the issue, but the question of if the powers of Congress were going to allow slavery in new territories or not still stood. Thomas Jefferson’s biggest action that stood out as a Federalist viewpoint was the purchase of the territory. He was worried at first when he was presented with the treaty that signing it was unconstitutional because it wasn’t directly stated in the constitution.
Explain what the Tariff of 1816 was and its relevance in terms of nationalism. Cite that Henry Clay wished to adopt an American System and believed that adequate protection against the overwhelming influence of foreigners could only be accomplished by the establishment of a tariff (E). Also cite that the establishment of the Tariff of 1816 was approved in an 88 to 54 ratio (H). Explain how the Tariff of 1816 led to internal improvements, for instance roads and canals. Cite that John C. Calhoun supported the idea of internal improvements (D).
The colonies had thought they won the freedom to expand their colonies further west. As a result of the French and Indian War; the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies changed. After 1763 England had officially gained control of over half of North America (DOC A). This meant that because England had a half a nation to govern, they must change and establish laws to control this empire. As a result of Pontiac’s rebellion, England had established the Proclamation of 1763.
espite the diversity of Euro‐American and American Indian societies, wars between the two have shared certain features. In most eras of conflict, Euro‐Americans had Indian allies; Euro‐American citizen soldiers tended toward greater brutality and less military discipline than professional soldiers; nomadic groups of Indians usually waged war more tenaciously than the more sedentary ones; and the eruption and expansion of war usually stemmed from a Euro‐American drive to acquire Indian land. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, European powers established military presences in North America from which they could make and defend claims—by right of discovery, settlement, or conquest—to vast portions of a continent already inhabited
Markets were gained through the Spanish-American War, and there were policies such as Taft’s “Dollar Diplomacy” and the Open Door Policy which also attempted to expand markets internationally. These policies were a big transition from the traditional American way, which was originally opposed to colonialization. However, William Taft had an answer to those who were opposed to the United States having colonies. “We cannot meet new questions nor build for the future if we confine ourselves to outworn dogmas of the past and to the perspective appropriate at our emergence from colonial times and conditions.” Taft realized that the nation had to move away from the past and implement new and innovative ideas to continue to increase commercially and gain more strength to become a world power. President McKinley was the first to change the old policy of not conquering and colonizing other countries.
There was interest in trade and commerce with foreign countries. With the economic problems in the United States people needed the business of foreign countries. Religious interest was involved with imperialism. Christians wanted to spread Christianity, but believed that western culture needed to be spread for Christianity to take hold. “Social, economic, and political forces were drawing them rapidly into the imperial race” (Davidson, DeLay, et al.
America, being a super power, made it its mission to keep the peace among other nations. These policies had begun with previous presidents. They made policies to help all sorts of countries economically, socially, and with whatever problems they could help solve. President Johnson talked about how previous presidents made it America’s priority to help other countries. One policy that is an example of this is the Truman Doctrine put into action by President Harry Truman on March 12, 1947.
American Imperialism With the growth of the industrial revolution and technology in America, the desire for imperialism became more evident. I will explore the cause and effect of Imperialism, what other countries were involved, and the views of supporters as well as the detractors of this policy. Imperialism is the object-less disposition of a state to expansion by force without assigned limits. England, France, and Russia wanted to control foreign people and lands, in the early nineteenth century. So by the late nineteenth century imperialism was adopted because the technology of arms and the networks of commerce brought the prospect of effective, truly global empires within much closer reach.