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Era of Good Feelings

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Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the “Era of Good Feelings.” Evaluate the accuracy of this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and sectionalism.

The period of time labeled as the “Era of Good Feelings,” was a prosperous, but shortened period for America in which political strife had come to a halt and disputes had settled. The high morale after the war caused this era to be granted such a name. With James Monroe in presidency, and the country in peace, the issues of nationalism and sectionalism had been put on hold. Only for a short period of time would these issues diminish, and America would bounce back to its normal imbalances. James Monroe had a large impact on the length of time that this era had been sustained, although the tranquility could not be held forever. Evaluate the effectiveness of the Progressive Era reformers and the federal government in bringing about reform at a national level. In your answer be sure to analyze the successes and limitations of these efforts in the period 1900 – 1920.

The Progressive Era reformers and the federal government had a great impact on reform at the national level. Through Progressivism movements and the determination of these leaders, America would not be as technologically, socially, and politically advanced as we are today. The support that these reformers were given from the people had been a key factor in the success of their trials and tribulations. These people are the main reasons for which America has prospered. In bringing progressivism to a national level, they had succeeded. If they had not, would our world be what it is today?

Analyze the responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression. How effective were these responses? How did they change the role of the federal government?

The responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression had been prompt and well...

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