American Foreign Policy & Sectionalism (1815 - 1833)



America's victory in the War of 1812 provided the nation with a new level of confidence and identity. The election of president James Monroe in 1816 ushered in what came to be known as the "Era of Good Feelings" and through most of Monroe's presidency, the American people identified themselves too as being Democrat-Republicans. In this section, we will examine the significance of President Monroe's foreign policy and begin to identify those sectional differences within the United States that where causing conflicts between the states well before the Civil War.




American Foreign Policy & Sectionalism Immersion