The Era of Good Feelings

The Era of Good Feelings (1817-1825) - was a time of peace and national expansion, which took place during James Monroe's two terms serving as President of the United States. Monroe's general purpose for the country was to create a national unity to be proud of. He then set forth to nullify political rivalry and feuding.

"The Era of Good Feelings" was orignially a comment used in an article in the Boston Columbian Centinel Newspaper on July 12, 1817 covering a good will visit to Boston from the new president James Monroe. Following the war of 1812, the people of the United States of America didn't seem to worry as much about other countries including themselves in American affairs.

Presidential Administration Profiles for Students. Kelle S. Sisung and Gerda-Ann Raffaelle. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002. Discovering Collection. Gale. Apple Valley High School. 20 Oct. 2008