Major Changes In Social And Political In The United States In 1820 To 1830
There were major changes in the United States of America in the first half of its century very significant, that today you can observe these changes as one of positive development in national and historical events. We can mention many of these such as slavery in the United States abolition becomes law, the Land Act of 1820 reduces the price of land in the Northwest Territory and Missouri Territory making Americans settle in the west as a result or 1830s great awakening in the religious revival movement. But I would like to mention one or two of these events and bring its importance to Americans history.
By 1821 eleven new states had been added from Maine to Louisiana. The political incorporation of the new states in the United States had made answered a fundamental question about how to expand. This growth not only built upon the Louisiana Purchase, but included military intervention in which the United States then claimed by treaty in 1819. United States was built or believed to be formed of three basic divisions: northern, middle, and southern. Four basic regions with distinct ways of life: the north, mid Atlantic, Chesapeake, and the lower south. Regions added immigrants to the United States in settling the west, they established additional distinctive regions that combined frontier conditions with ways of doing things from their previous places of origin.
The newly settled western lands of this period can be grouped in several ways, but four basic divisions were most evident: Kentucky and Tennessee, the first trans-Appalachian states to join the nation, Northwest Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, the old southwest Alabama and Mississippi, and Mississippi river west Louisiana and Missouri. The United States had claimed political independence in 1776 but a reality check required at least another fifty years to be fully settled. In 1823 when President Monroe declared that the entire western hemisphere is ‘henceforth as subjects for future colonization by any European powers was not to be considered by them,’ but did not have the power to succeed. Monroe Doctrine became a plank of U.S. foreign policy helping Americans have clearly fashioned a bold new national identity by the 1820s.
The United States had claimed political independence in 1776, but its ability to make that claim a reality required at least another fifty years to be fully settled. The War of 1812, however, fitfully, had demonstrated American military independence, but breaking free of the economic and cultural dominance of Great Britain would prove to be longer and more complicated struggles. In 1823 when President Monroe declared that the entire western hemisphere is ‘henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers,’ it was a claim made without the power to back it up.
Although his Monroe Doctrine became a central plank of U.S. foreign policy only at the end of the century, Americans had clearly fashioned a bold new national identity by the 1820s. Each event marked distinctively Americans history, but I believe one of the most significantly event was abolition of slavery. If the issue on slavery wasn’t resolved today would have not have the expansion and diverse political and raze system, we have today. We expanded and grew in each effective way possible.
Thomas Jefferson called his election ‘the Revolution of 1800’ because it marked the first time that power in America passed from one party to another. He promised to govern as he felt the Founders intended, based on decentralized government and trust in the people to make the right decisions for themselves mentioned in US NEWS, therefore it made it possible for elections to expand not only to white males but to women, Indians, blacks and immigrants.
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