"The Era of Good Feelings"

  • The Cumberland Road

    The Cumberland Road
    The Cumberland Road is begn, being the first federal road project. It began in Cumberland, Mrayland and traveled to a town on the Ohio River clled Wheeling.
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    "The Era of Good Feelings"

  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The United States declared war on Great Britain, begining the War of 1812.
  • End of the War

    End of the War
    The Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the War of 1812.
  • Foreign Conflicts

    Foreign Conflicts
    Members of Monroe’s administration resolved ongoing conflicts with foreign powers. There were also 2 long-term disputes involving the northern and southern borders of the United States.
  • New President

    New President
    James Monroe is elected the new Republican president in the election of 1816 after running against Rufus King with 183 votes while his opponent only recieved 34.
  • Taking Office

    Taking Office
    James Monroe takes office, becoming the new president of the United States.
  • The Rush-Bargot Treaty

    The Rush-Bargot Treaty
    The Rush-Bargot Agreement was signed, ending the dispute between Canada and the U.S. about wanting to maintain navies and fishing rights on the Great Lakes. This treaty ended p limiting the naval power both countries had in the Great Lakes.
  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal
    New York governer DeWitt Clinton urged the state to build a canal connecting to connect Buffalo, on Lake Erie, to Albany, on the Hudson river which flows south to New York. The state began construction in 1817. This canal was supposed make transportation from towns around Lake Erie to New York City easier and cheaper. This canal was one of the largest projects of the type at the time. DeWitt Clinton had worked many years to get approval for the project.
  • Jackson Invades Florida

    Jackson Invades Florida
    General Jackson and his troops were sent to Florida by Monroe to capture Seminole raiders. This invasion began the first Seminole War betweeen the U.S. and the Seminoles. During the war, the U.S. seized most of Spain's important military posts and overthrew the governer of Florida. He had done so without permission from Monroe.His actions even angered some British and Spanish leaders.
  • Convention of 1818

    Convention of 1818
    The Convention of 1818 was signed by the U.S. and British Canada. This treaty gave the United States fishing rights off parts of the Newfoundland and Labrdor coastsand established the border between Canada and the U.S. Both countries also agreed to a joint qccupation of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Adams-Onís Treaty

    Adams-Onís Treaty
    The Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819 was signed , stating that Spain gave Florida to the United States. In return th United States gave up its claim on Texas and took up te responsibility for $5 million of U.S. citizens' claims against Spain.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was approved. It ended the dispute between the House and the senate on whether Missouri, being a slave state, should be allowed into the Union. The agreement stated that Missouri would enter the Union as a slave state while Maine joined as a ree state. It also declared that slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30' line.
  • Monroe Back in Office

    Monroe Back in Office
    James Monroe is re-elected for president.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe Doctrine is issued which states that no european power shall interfere with any country in the Americas and that the United States shall not interfere in europe as well. If any interference was made in the Americas by the european powers, it would be considered a hostile act which would not be ignored.
  • American System

    American System
    Henry Clay of Kentucky proposed the American System, a tariff to boost domestic industries and discourage Americans from buying foreign goods. the tariff's proceeds woud be used to make internal improvements.
  • The Erie Canal is Finished

    The Erie Canal is Finished
    The Erie Canal was finished, at 363 miles long and 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep. although many human lives were lost, the canal was a great success, shortening travel times and allowing the nearby towns to expand due to the increased traffic. The opening of the canal started a canal-buiding boom across the country.