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CHAPTER 9 “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power 1801–1815 Learning Objectives After you have studied Chapter 9 in your textbook and worked through this study guide chapter, you should be able to: 1. Assess the Democratic-Republicans’attempts to implement their philosophy of government. 2. Discuss the role of Chief Justice John Marshall in establishing the Supreme Court as an equal branch of government in theory and in practice. 3. Discuss Jefferson’s decision to purchase the Louisiana territory, and explain the political and economic impact of this decision on the United States. 4. Explain the goals and discuss the achievements of the Lewis and Clark expedition. 5. Examine the development of party politics in the early nineteenth century, and indicate the factors that led to the demise of the Federalist Party. 6. Examine, evaluate, and discuss the consequences of United States policies from 1801 to 1812 that were designed to protect America’s trading rights. 7. Examine the hostility between the United States and Shawnee Indians from 1801 through the war of 1812. 8. Examine the development of commerce and industry in the United States from 1801 to 1815. 9. Discuss the causes and consequences of the War of 1812. Thematic Guide Chapter 9 covers the development of the United States from 1801 to 1815. After a peaceful transition of power from the Federalists to the Democratic-Republicans, the Democratic-Republicans began to implement their domestic governmental philosophy by cutting taxes, reducing the army and navy budgets, reducing the size of the national debt, and allowing the Alien and Sedition Acts to expire. Furthermore, they appointed fellow Democratic-Republicans to governmental offices and attacked Federalist control of the judicial branch of the government. The attack did not succeed. In fact, under the direction of Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court successfully claimed the power of judicial review, which allowed the Court to develop as a coequal branch of government. The Court also asserted the supremacy of the federal government over the states. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 187 188 Chapter 9 While the Supreme Court expanded its powers and the powers of the central government, Jefferson, in the face of political reality and national interest, showed a willingness to alter his strict constructionist view of the Constitution. Seeing the possibility of doubling the size of the republic and removing major obstacles to future commercial growth, Jefferson accepted the idea of implied executive powers and agreed to the Louisiana Purchase. In the aftermath of the purchase, Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the area for both scientific and political purposes. These years also witnessed continued competition between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans and the further development of democratic party politics. Although older Federalists remained disdainful of direct appeals to voters, Younger Federalists attempted to imitate the campaigning style and tactics of the Democratic-Republicans. In those areas where Federalists and Democratic-Republicans competed for voter support, party organizations emerged. This, in turn, brought increased voter participation in the political process. In spite of movements in the direction of party politics, intraparty factionalism and personal rivalries prevented the emergence of political parties in the modern sense. The Hamilton-Burr duel is an excellent example of these factional forces in operation. The United States also faced challenges from abroad during these years. Caught between two warring powers, the United States found its independence and nationhood challenged, with the greatest challenge coming from Great Britain. The adoption of the policy of “peaceable coercion” by President Thomas Jefferson and President James Madison created a situation in which the use of federal power had a tremendous economic impact on the lives of individuals and on the future economic development of the country— an ironic development in light of Jeffersonian beliefs about the role of government in society. As disruptions to commerce caused by embargoes and war made domestic manufacturing more profitable, the number of cotton and woolen mills in New England grew from twenty in 1807 to more than two hundred by 1813. It was, in fact, in 1813 that a radical transformation of textile manufacturing occurred with the chartering of the Boston Manufacturing Company and the development of the Waltham (Lowell) system. The policy of “peaceable coercion” did not bring an end to the humiliations experienced by the young republic at the hands of the British navy. Ultimately, because of continued affronts to its independence and because of the assertiveness of expansionists within the republic, the United States was drawn into the War of 1812. Lack of preparation for war, the presence of internal divisions, and the emergence of a pan-Indian movement in the Northwest could easily have spelled disaster for the nation. Instead, defeat of the panIndian movement of Prophet and Tecumseh caused the collapse of Indian unity in the Old Northwest and ended effective Indian resistance to American expansion in that area, and England’s preoccupation with war in Europe resulted in military stalemate with the United States and led to the status-quo antebellum Treaty of Ghent. Despite the nature of the peace, the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans (fought after the signing of the peace treaty) caused most Americans to perceive the war as a major victory against the English and as a reaffirmation of the nation’s independence, strength, and vitality. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 189 Building Vocabulary Listed below are important words and terms that you need to know to get the most out of Chapter 9. They are listed in the order in which they occur in the chapter. After carefully looking through the list, refer to a dictionary and jot down the definition of words that you do not know or of which you are unsure. despotic depraved rout status quo agrarian attrition galling autocrat allay fauna flora avidly Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 190 Chapter 9 disdain secession nemesis repugnant collusion repudiate bastion proverbial inducement paternalistic mettle foil raze moot Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 191 Identification and Significance After studying Chapter 9 of A People and a Nation, you should be able to identify fully and explain the historical significance of each item listed below. 1. Identify each item in the space provided. Give an explanation or description of the item. Answer the questions who, what, where, and when. 2. Explain the historical significance of each item in the space provided. Establish the historical context in which the item exists. Establish the item as the result of or as the cause of other factors existing in the society under study. Answer this question: What were the political, social, economic, and/or cultural consequences of this item? John Foss Identification Significance the Tripoli War Identification Significance the Revolution of 1800 Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 192 Chapter 9 President Thomas Jefferson Identification Significance Albert Gallatin Identification Significance Democratic-Republican frugality Identification Significance the Naturalization Act of 1802 Identification Significance the Judiciary Act of 1801 Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 Federal District Judge John Pickering Identification Significance Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase Identification Significance Chief Justice John Marshall Identification Significance Marbury v. Madison Identification Significance the theory of judicial review Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 193 194 Chapter 9 the Louisiana Purchase Identification Significance the Lewis and Clark expedition Identification Significance York Identification Significance Sacagawea Identification Significance Zebulon Pike Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 Josiah Quincy Identification Significance Younger Federalists Identification Significance political barbecues Identification Significance Timothy Pickering Identification Significance the Hamilton-Burr duel Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 195 196 Chapter 9 the Burr conspiracy and trial Identification Significance the presidential election of 1804 Identification Significance Prophet Identification Significance Tecumseh Identification Significance the impressment of American sailors Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 the Non-Importation Act Identification Significance the Chesapeake affair Identification Significance the Embargo Act Identification Significance the presidential and congressional elections of 1808 Identification Significance the Non-Intercourse Act of 1809 Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 197 198 Chapter 9 Macon’s Bill Number 2 Identification Significance Samuel Slater Identification Significance the Boston Manufacturing Company Identification Significance the Waltham (Lowell) system Identification Significance the War of 1812 Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 the War Hawks Identification Significance the invasion of Canada Identification Significance General William Hull Identification Significance the British naval blockade Identification Significance the Great Lakes campaign Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 199 200 Chapter 9 the Battle of Put-in-Bay Identification Significance the Battle of the Thames Identification Significance the razing of York Identification Significance the burning of Washington, D.C. Identification Significance the bombardment of Fort McHenry Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 Francis Scott Key Identification Significance Andrew Jackson Identification Significance the execution of John Woods Identification Significance the Battle of Horseshoe Bend Identification Significance the Battle of New Orleans Identification Significance Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 201 202 Chapter 9 the Treaty of Ghent Identification Significance the presidential and congressional elections of 1812 Identification Significance the Hartford Convention Identification Significance Organizing Information As the authors of your textbook point out, Thomas Jefferson considered the Democratic-Republicans’rise to power in 1800 a kind of revolution in American history and politics. In this exercise you are to organize information you will need to determine just how revolutionary the ascension of Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans really was. To do that, fill in the blocks in the chart “Jefferson’s ‘Revolution of 1800’: Defining Factions, 1800–1815.” In Chapter 9 of your textbook and in your class notes, find each of the two factions’positions, actions, or decisions related to the topics you see in the chart’s first column. In the appropriate blocks, enter labels for those positions, actions, or decisions that will serve as reminders when you review the chapter and try to anticipate essay questions that may show up on your next test. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 203 Jefferson’s “Revolution of 1800”: Defining Factions, 1800–1815 Jefferson Washington-Adams Democratic- Federalists Republicans Judiciary and Court Appointments Size and Authority of the Federal Government Territorial Expansion Concept of Secession International Affairs: American Sovereignty Waging War Political Campaigning Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. EFFECTS Short-Term Long-Term 204 Chapter 9 Interpreting Information Use the information from Chapter 9 that you organized in the previous exercise by filling in the blocks in the chart “Jefferson’s ‘Revolution of 1800’: Defining Factions, 1800-1815” to guide you in doing two things: 1. Compose a question based on all or some of the information in the chart that you would ask on a test— or that you think your own professor would ask— and create the working draft of an essay that answers your question; and 2. Compose the working draft of an essay that responds directly to this question: Identify and discuss the significance of key evidence supporting Thomas Jefferson’s assessment that his becoming president marked a real revolution in American history and politics. Ideas and Details Objective 1 1. As secretary of the treasury, Albert Gallatin’s ultimate goal was to a. equalize income among Americans by increasing taxes on the wealthy. b. increase military spending in order to defend the southern and western borders of the U.S. against a hostile Spain. c. use tax revenues to aid struggling domestic industries. d. completely retire the national debt. Objective 1 2. After the election of 1800, where did the Federalists still have power? a. the Executive b. the House of Representatives c. the Senate d. the Judiciary Objective 1 3. The failure of the Senate to convict Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase a. caused a split within the Republican Party. b. led to legislation requiring federal judges to take annual mental competency tests. c. preserved the independence of the Supreme Court. d. caused anger among the voters and led them to return control of the Senate to the Federalists. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 205 Objective 2 4. The case of Marbury v. Madison is important because the Court established its power to a. force a particular action on the president. b. judge the constitutionality of acts of Congress. c. issue a writ of mandamus. d. declare a state law unconstitutional. Objective 3 5. Which of the following was true of the Louisiana Purchase? a. It angered eastern merchants but pleased western farmers. b. It opened the way for westward expansion across the continent. c. It led to Jefferson’s defeat in the 1804 election. d. It caused Spain to ally with England against the United States. Objective 3 6. Which of the following is true in reference to the Louisiana Purchase? a. Jefferson agreed to the purchase only after accepting a more flexible interpretation of the Constitution. b. Jefferson was angered by the fact that Monroe and Livingston had agreed to the purchase. c. Most Americans were angered over the purchase and thought the price too high. d. Jefferson, as a strict constructionist, insisted on conferring with Chief Justice Marshall before agreeing to the purchase. Objective 4 7. Which of the following proved to be invaluable as a guide and translator on the Lewis and Clark expedition? a. Toussaint L’Ouverture b. Baptiste Charbonneau c. Sacagawea d. York Objective 5 8. The facts of the Burr-Hamilton duel support which of the following conclusions? a. Dueling was still quite common in New York in the early nineteenth century. b. The emergence of Younger Federalists created dissension within the Federalist Party. c. Alexander Hamilton was an opportunist. d. The tradition of nonviolent politics had not yet taken firm hold. Objective 7 9. Prophet’s message to the Shawnees was that they should a. adapt to the white man’s culture. b. accept the Christian religion, especially the idea of an afterlife. c. return to traditional Shawnee culture to achieve spiritual renewal. d. turn to settled agriculture as a means of saving Indian culture. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 206 Chapter 9 Objective 6 10. Congress passed the Non-Importation Act in order to a. protest the British practice of impressment. b. correct the dangerous balance-of-payments deficit. c. foster the development of domestic industry. d. protect American virtue by preventing the influx of “decadent” European imports. Objective 6 11. As a result of the Embargo Act of 1807, a. Republicans enthusiastically began to support the use of federal power. b. the British agreed to negotiations with the United States on the question of impressment. c. British warships were prevented from entering the Gulf of Mexico. d. exports fell dramatically, with the New England area being hit the hardest. Objective 8 12. The owners of the Boston Manufacturing Company transformed the manufacturing of textiles by a. organizing their workers into quality circles. b. personally managing their own mill. c. introducing the concept of the putting-out system. d. combining all the manufacturing processes at a single location. Objective 8 13. When first adopted, the primary purpose of the Waltham system was to a. teach young women the domestic skills they would need as wives and mothers. b. solve the problem of a labor shortage by creating an attractive place of employment. c. teach virtue and morality to the young girls of New England. d. help women in the New England area gain financial and economic independence. Objectives 6 and 9 14. Analysis of the vote in favor of a declaration of war against Great Britain in 1812 supports which of the following conclusions? a. Support for the war came largely from expansionists in the South and West. b. Congressmen representing the shipping interests in the coastal states strongly supported the war, but the South and West were opposed. c. Support for the war came primarily from the New England and southern states. d. The vote demonstrated American unity on the eve of war. Objective 9 15. As a result of the War of 1812, a. the Democratic-Republicans suffered a resounding defeat in the 1812 elections. b. the Federalist Party broadened its political base by gaining support in the South and West. c. the development of domestic industry in the United States was hampered. d. America’s independence was reaffirmed and its resolve to steer clear of European politics was strengthened. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. “A Wise and Frugal Government”: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801–1815 207 Essay Questions Objective 1 1. Discuss the impeachment of Justice Chase and the significance of his acquittal. Objectives 1 and 3 2. Explain Jefferson’s philosophy of government. How did the Louisiana Purchase fit into that philosophy? Objective 4 3. Explain the goals and discuss the achievements of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Objective 7 4. Discuss the ideas espoused by Prophet and Tecumseh to prevent further encroachment by whites on Indian territory and culture in the Old Northwest and South. How successful were Prophet and Tecumseh in achieving their goals? Objective 6 5. Discuss the reasons for the passage of the Embargo Act of 1807, and explain its consequences. Objectives 6 and 9 6. Explain why the United States and Great Britain went to war in 1812. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.