"Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the 'Era of good Feelings.' Evaluate the accuracy ofof this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and sectionalism."

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Jefferson did not present his candidacy for a third presidential period, but he helped elect the Democratic-Republican candidate from Virginia, James Madison, as president in 1808. Madison was the 4th president who also presided for two periods, from 1809 to 1817. During these years he had to confront serious problems. The worst of them was the continuous confrontations with Great Britain. Neither English nor French were in disposition to cede to American petitions. The United States wanted to have control over fur trade and other riches. Finally, President Madison had to hear many petitions and asked congress to declare war on Great Britain. Congress accepted and the War of 1812 began. All of population did not support the war.…show more content…
In the end it brought the Civil War to the United States. Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the "Era of good feelings". Although Nationalism did exist between regions of the United States, this was just a façade. Underneath this so-called nationalism there was a great deal of regionalism also known as sectionalism. Due to this great amount of sectionalism, the different way of living, the beliefs of tariffs and slavery brought the country to divide. There existed nationalism during "The Era of Good Feelings". During the 4th of July everybody celebrated as a nation the Independence of the United States (Document C). Artists like John Krimmel painted art work showing how happy the United States celebrated the Independence. He showed salves and salve owners all together celebrating this important feast. This way he showed how the United States were all together celebrating the Nation's victory as a whole. Although the United states did expressed Nationalism in some ways, all this was forgotten when the country stated to divided it self into different sections with different believes. One of the great differences between these sections was tariffs. Hohn Randolph of congress said in 1816, "With my goodwill, sir, no one interest agriculturists bear the whole brunt of the was and taxation, and remain poor, while the others run in the ring of pleasure, and

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