The War of 1812
Discuss the key elements and attributes of the Early National Period from the Jefferson Revolution of 1800 through the War of 1812 and into emerging Nationalism and Monroe Doctrine of the 1820s, and the countless changes it brought forth in American life and culture.
Key questions: Why is the election of Thomas Jefferson in 1800 considered a “Revolution,” and what changes did Jefferson bring about in the federal government? What was the background and results of the Louisiana Purchase, and how did it change America? What was the increasing difficulty with Britain, what was the reaction of Jefferson and Madison, and how did the situation influence the relationship with Native Americans? How did the War of 1812 begin, what was its trajectory, how did it conclude? What was the “American System” and the “Era of Good Feelings?” What was settled in the Missouri Compromise of 1820? What was the Monroe Doctrine, and how did it change foriegn policy?
I uploaded the power point and I will upload the reading material from Chapter 10-11 (Kennedy).