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The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase



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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.
Adams-Onis Treaty
- 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.
Monroe Doctrine
- 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
Section III: Cultural Developments
Hudson River School
: The works of the Hudson River School inspireexpansion westward. All of the paintings show an untamed/ unexplored landthat they feel should be cultivated.i.Thomas Cole:ii.Asher Durand:2)
Rocky Mountain School
: Reflect more westward expansion. These paintingsdepict the west as beautiful to entice supporters.i.Thomas Moran:ii.Albert Bierstadt:
Genre Artists
i.William Sydney Mount: One of the first American artists to depictAfrican Americans in a nice way. He believed that state governmentsshould decide on whether or not they are slave states.ii.John Quidor: Many of John Quidor’s paintings are inspired by earlyAmerican Literature. This shows the attempt to further establishAmerica as a learned country.  b.Architecture: The architecture reflects the buildings of the Greeks and the Romans.Jefferson wanted to use the designs of the two greatest civilizations in order to builda basis for American architecture. The buildings do not depict the dark ages due tothe fact that Americans want to show a rebirth of civilization.1)Monticello:2)University of Virginia:c.Literature:1)Ralph Waldo Emerson- “Concord Hymn”; Its about a battle monument inConcord, Mass.; It represents the pride that Emerson has in his country.2)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- “The Children’s Hour”; The poem is about theideal family. It reflects nationalism because it is a basis for how an All-American family should be, it refers to his three daughters: grave Alice, andlaughing Allegra, and Edith with golden hair."3)John Greenleaf Whittier- “At Port Royal 1861”; The poem is about the Northern Abolitionists that arrived in South Carolina as missionaries for slaves who had been left behind. It shows that nationalism of the abolitionistswho cared enough about America to educate former slaves so that they may become equal.

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