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Unformatted text preview: Unit 3 Lesson 4 - the Monroe Doctrine Lesson Objective: In this lesson, the student will analyze how the Monroe Doctrine affected the political transformation of the developing nation. The Era of Good Feelings After the War of 1812, the United States experienced a period of peace and national pride. The national mood of the country was given the name The Era of Good Feelings by the Boston Columbian Sentinel on July 12, 1817. The Era of Good Feelings began in 1815, when for the first time, American citizens could afford to pay less attention to political and military affairs. The President during most of the era was James Monroe, elected first in 1816, and easily reelected in 1820. Early in the summer of 1817, as a conciliatory gesture toward the Federalists who had opposed the War of 1812, Monroe undertook a goodwill tour through the North. Everywhere Monroe went, citizens greeted him warmly, holding parades and banquets in his honor. President James Monroe Monroes presidencies were marked by a relative absence of political strife and opposition. The Federalist Party Monroes presidencies were marked by a relative absence of political strife and opposition....
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