Presidency of James Monroe

Era of Nationalism


Nationalism was strong after the War of 1812


“Era of Good Feelings”  => Democratic Republicans unopposed


James Monroe elected to second term in 1820

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Nationalism in foreign affairs

In 1819, Spain sold Florida to US

  • The Seminole Wars led to pressure
  • Andrew Jackson led a force to fight Seminoles
  • Adams- Onis Treaty gave US Florida and Oregon Territory

Monroe Doctrine

  • set of guidelines for foreign policy
  • European monarchies should not interfere with American Republics

o   American Republics refers to Latin America

  • In return, US would not interfere in European affairs
  • Became very important later on