GROWTH OF A NATION How Did the Nation Grow From 1812 to 1850? During the first half of the 1800's, the United States of America began to take its place in the World. The new nation grew in area and population. Technology changed the way in which people lived and worked. Nationalism, an intense feeling of loyalty to a person's nation, increased. The abolitionist movement gained followers. War of 1812 During the War of 1812, Americans battled Great Britain. The war was fought for these reasons: • One reason for the War of 1812 was that Great Britain was capturing American sailors and ships. • Another reason for the War of 1812 was that Great Britain was causing problems with the Native Americans. • A third reason for the War of 1812 was that some Americans wanted to own Canada. Many battles during the War of 1812 took place on the Great Lakes. An important battle of the War of 1812 took place near the mouth of the Mississippi River in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. During the War of 1812, the British attacked Washington, D.C. The First Lady who saved important items at the White House from being burned by the British during the War of 1812 was Dolley Madison, the wife of President James Madison. America won the War of 1812. The Monroe Doctrine The Monroe Doctrine was named after President James Monroe. Doctrines are ideas believed by a group of people. The Monroe Doctrine told Europeans to stay out of American affairs. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
The Abolitionist Movement Abolish means to put an end to, do away with, or destroy. Abolitionists believed in abolishing slavery and freeing the people who were slaves. During the 1800's, the United States became divided over the issue of slavery. Notable People • Benjamin Banneker: the African-American man who measured and finished planning Washington, D.C. • Francis Scott Key: the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner" • Frederick Douglass: the African-American author and speaker who became a famous abolitionist leader • Harriet Tubman: a woman known for helping slaves to escape to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.