The basic for the phrase is that the United States, following the War of 1812, began a period of rule by one party, the Democratic Republicans of Monroe.
The Era of Good Feelings was a period that reflected a sense of National Purpose and a desire for unity after the War.
The End of the Era of Good Feelings Kennedy Thibodeaux Mr.
Prather APUSH History 11/8/2014 Kennedy Thibodeaux Alan Prather AP US History 8 November 2014 The End of the Era of Good Feelings The Era of Good Feelings was a time in America history that started right after the War of 1812, when the Americans beat Britain.
After centuries of frequent warfare, the nations stepped back from confrontation as they contemplated the bloody past.
The next century has been called the “hundred years' peace.” Perhaps an overstatement, it was nevertheless a time of comparative quiet in the international arena.For example, although Republicans had opposed the national bank in Jeffersons time, the Fifth U. President James Madison had found it inconvenient to run a war without a national financial institution at his disposal, so the Bank was reorganized in 1816.Madison also felt that a peacetime standing army and a strong Navy were essential safeguards for the country.A recent biographer of James Monroe calls him the “first national security president.” Well known for his "Monroe Doctrine," crafted largely by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, President Monroe also oversaw the securing of treaties that stabilized America's borders at a time when this disposition of territory in North America was still unsettled.James Monroe was also the last president of the “Virginia Dynasty” and the last candidate to run for president unopposed. (The other went to John Quincy Adams, for reasons more or less unknown.) At the time of Monroe's accession to the presidency, the world had changed dramatically because of the American and French Revolutions.For the first time people began to consider themselves Americans.Monroes First Inaugural Address showed that the Republicans had adopted many Federalist Nationalist principles.The trade that followed the War of 1812 slowed to a near halt, and people lost their jobs in urban areas.Use the navigation bar above to browse to the page you're interested in, and then update your bookmark.The Era of Good Feelings lasted from year 1815 to 1825.The Era reached its peak in the Election of 1820, when President James Monroe was re-elected with all but one electoral vote.