Period 4

1800-1848 Fletcher Whitley

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The Missouri Compromise 1820

A controversial topic in 1820, under the presidential reign of Monroe, concerning the necessity to keep slavery balanced between free and slave states in the United States of America.


This came to a conclusion of keeping Missouri a slave state as long as Maine came in as a free state. this allowed the states to stay equal in the legislature of america not causing an uneven balance causing an unfair decision to be made by the uneven balance.


This created the Parallel of (36, 30) a line across the Missouri border stating that all above must be made a free state, excluding Missouri, but everything beneath must be made a slave state.

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The peculiar institution created an occurring problem in America on whether it should be prohibited or kept, the majority of the south supported slavery for economical reasons, the majority of the north didn't support it because many viewed it as a terrible and cruel source of work. For many years and many cases the solution was no where in sight until a compromise looked as the best option. The Missouri Compromise kept and even amount of states above the 36, 30 line to enjoy being free states and those below it to support it. Didn't Last long for the Kansas-Nebraska Acts came to view and the parallel meant nothing to America.

The Monroe Doctrine 1823

Under Monroe, America was presented with the past war of 1812, and a constant attack on American ships by other nations. Monroe and America noticed incoming threats from other nations such as Russia coming across to america settling in North America. The Doctrine was created by John Quincy Adams, but was placed in affect during Monroe giving his presidency an independent success.


The Doctrine was created to state a warning for any nation coming to invade North and South American territories would be immediately seen as a threat and will declare war with the nation which is invading.

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The Competition between nations to conquer the unclaimed land in the west was a major affect for America. Other nations like Russia traveled down the west coast of North America. This Frightened Monroe and John Quincy Adams, to the point of the Doctrine. The Doctrine not only protected the North American lands, but it protected the South American lands from being attacked.

Corrupt Bargain 1824

The Bargain to earn presidential reign through false votes and false call.


This destroyed John Quincy Adam's name when it was announced of his deed.


The bargain was between JQA and Clay, since Clay (Lead House Of Representatives) was no longer in the presidential reign and JQA was losing his chance to win office, so he created a deal to put Clay in the Senator Of State position, if only Clay would announce he won the votes in the House Of Representatives.

Jacksonian Democracy 1824-1840

When Jackson came into the election of 1824 he brought back the 2nd party system, but didn't have much of an affect due to the corrupt bargain making his clear chance to win office blocked.

In 1828, Jackson clearly won, and again gain majority of the vote of the common man.

The democracy was much based for the Common man, since Jackson originated from the common but showed he advanced all the away to president. This gave the common wealth a sense of security and a promise to be better than where they were in the moment.

-Universal Male Suffrage

-Party Nominating

-Popular Election of President

-Third Parties

"The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power." -Andrew Jackson

Indian Removal Act 1830

2 Court Cases

-Cherokee Nation v Georgia (1831)

-Worcester v Georgia(1832)

-Decided in court that Cherokee Nations and Indian had their Rights

But Jackson disagreed with the court and sides with the states to rid the lands of Natives.

The Monroe Doctrine 1823