Grade 8: US History to Reconstruction

Standard 6: Era of Good Feelings

Content Standard 6: The student will examine the political, economic and social transformations during the “Era of Good Feelings”. 
Explain how the War of 1812 confirmed American independence and fueled a spirit of nationalism, reflected in the lyrics of our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key.
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Examine the Monroe Doctrine as a policy of isolationism which was designed to protect American interests in the Western Hemisphere.
Analyze the impact of McCulloch v. Maryland which established federal supremacy concerning taxation.
Examine the increased tension between Southern sectionalist and Northern nationalist perspectives.
Summarize the impact of the Missouri Compromise on the expansion of slavery into new western territories