Nationalism Spreading part 2

Nationalism Spreading part 2
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  • Roads and Canals were called for by Representative John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. He said, "Let us bind the Republic together with a perfect system of roads and canals."
  • Water transportation was improved by the building of canals. From 1825 to 1850 this became the Age of Canals. The Erie Canal created a water route between New York City and Buffalo. It opened up trade in Ohio and the Great Lakes.
  • Around the 1830's the nation began to use steam-powered trains for transportations. In 1830 there was only about 30 miles of track but by 1850 there was more than 9,000 miles of train track across the US.
  • The Nationalist feeling spread through the US and people started to become more loyal towards the federal government. This became called the Era of Good Feeling.
  • James Monroe one the presidency in 1816 with a large majority of votes. The Federalist Party soon disappeared .
  • During the Monroe Presidency several landmark Supreme Court decisions promoted national unity by strengthening the federal government. For example, the court ruled the state could not tax the national bank.
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