Aaron Rohrbacker Mrs. WrightPer. 3
Section I: Political Developments
The Louisiana Purchase
- Acquisition of 828,000 square miles of Spanish territorynear Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase promoted nationalism because it began theexpansion of the United States to encompass more of North America. b.
- The embargo was passed by Thomas Jefferson after the “Chesapeake-Leopard affair.” In order to cut trade with Britain. The Embargo in theory was usedto show that America was not dependent on any other country for trade. Althoughthe Embargo cost America millions of dollars, it raised nationalism by showingAmerica’s independence.c.
John Marshall Supreme Court decisions
McCulloch v. Maryland
- The court determined that Congress had the power to charter the bank.2)
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
- Allowed Dartmouth to exist as a private institution. The court ruled that the College’s corporate charter served as a contract between private parties.3)
Gibbons v. Ogden
- Supreme Court had the power to regulate interstatecommerce by the commerce clause of the constitutiond.
The War of 1812
- The war of 1812 raised nationalism because it proved that theAmericans were able to defeat the British twice. It showed that they didn’t needBritain any longer.e.
- The Adams-Onis Treaty continued the popular expansion of the United States. It laid claims to the area of Texas west to the Pacific Ocean.f.
- Made a firm statement to Britain that we no longer wanted themto colonize on North America. Raised nationalism because we were able to keep our independence.
Section II: Economic Developments