Unit 5 – Nationalism and Reform
The Growth of Nationalism
Nationalism at Home
Many Americans came to think of James Monroe’s two terms as President
(1817-1825) as the Era of Good Feelings.
To resolve some of the nation’s economic and political issues, the nation adopted
new nationalist policies – both at home and abroad
What was the importance of the
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
Supreme Court decision?
Supporting the National Bank
McCulloch v. Maryland
(1819) stated that the powers of the federal
government went beyond those stated in the Constitution.
National Bank was legal and states could not tax federal banks
Argument based on Article I, Section 8 = “necessary and proper”
Gibbons v. Ogden
(1824) states could not interfere with Congress’s
constitutional right to regulate business on interstate waterways.
This decision reinforced the federal government’s power over what?
President Monroe announced “The Monroe Doctrine”: (4 parts)
US would not get involved in internal affairs of European countries
US would recognize existing European colonies and not interfere with them
US would not permit any future colonization of Western Hemisphere
Any attempt by a European power to take control of any nation in the W.
Hemisphere would be viewed as a hostile action toward the US
What was the problem with this doctrine?
The Controversial Election of 1824
In this election, no leader could boast of being a part of the American Revolution
John Quincy Adams
Vast experience in politics(Senator) and foreign affairs (Sec of State)