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Chapter 9 Nationalism and Sectionalism 1815-1828American was proud that they didn’t lost to the BritishFundamental tension between Nationalism and Sectionalism (North, South, and West)Postwar NationalismAfter War of 1812Even President Madison realized need for economic nationalismCant possibly compete with the BritishSecond Bank of the U.S.Each state had its own currency; often not accepted in other statesGoal to promote a stable national currency to promote economic growthIssued a single national currencyTariff of 1816Protect the American industry from British …“protective tariff” for infant American companies; 20-25% tax on importsBritish had a lower-cost productsSouth didn’t like it cuz they import things, North had manufactured productsBenefited Northest more than South – intensified sectional tensions

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