The Era of Good Feelings BY: paola gomez

All the people came together in America because of politics, literature, music and art. For music people came together and listen to music and dance, sing, or just have fun or relax with their friends or family. For art people had fun drawing whatever they wanted and expressing what they feel.Painters focused on nature rather than people, often choosing to paint broad, scenic vistas.For literature people liked to read funny, or sad stories some made up and some not. They also liked to hear about made up fairy tales. For politics people liked to hear what was going on in there countries.

People in the early 1800s drew what they wanted to. Many people made folk art. Folk art; paintings, sculptures, basketry, that use utensils. Folk art is mostly made by the untrained or often by anonymous artists. Folk art is simple, direct, and often very colorful. Mostly by decorative designs bright colors, that shows meaning. Men carved weather vanes and hunting decoys. Woman sewed spare bits of cloth into quilts. People who were untrained made signs, murals, and images of national symbols. The trained created portraits of people. One person named Gilbert Stuart made a famous portrait of George Washington on the dollar bill.

Music in the early 1800s was mostly played or heard at church. They also played old english music like "The Star-Spangled Banner". In the North, orchestras played classical music from Europe. Also cotillion, which was a group of four that danced together. "Dancers swirled through ballrooms, performing lively minutes, gavottes, mazurkas, waltzes. Sometimes female dancers would lift there foot to show off there foot work. In the South they would create spirituals which were combined hymns of white churchgoers with African musical styles. They also listened to some folk song accompanied by violin, drum, and banjo. Square dancing became common as well. White composers from the South were inspired by the African American music known as minstrel songs. These song are honored black music by mimicking it. "Weel about and turn about and do jis so Ebery time I weel about Jim Crow". - Thomas Dartmouth Rice.

In the 1820s American Literature was trying to find its culturally voice. One of the first to achieve literary fame was Washington Irving. He drew on German folklore for his colorful tales of "Rip Van Winkle" and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". One of the first novelists was James Fenimore Cooper, "The Pioneers" and "The Last of the Mohicans". Davy Crockett spun tall tales about his life as a hunter, scout, soldier, and explorer. New England's Henry Wadsworths Longfellow was one of the serious American poets. He wrote, "The Song of Hiawatha", "Paul Revere's Ride" . In "The Building of the Ship", he celebrated the growing importance of the United States to the World: "Sail on, O ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!"

Politics in the early 1800s was very common. A man named Henry Clay of Kentucky wanted to run for president but he was not elected. He believed that the national government had a role to play in encouraging economics growth. He supported an economic plan called the American System. The plan called for taxes on imported goods to protect industry as federal spending on transportation projects like roads and canals. Another one of his ideas was to make the second national bank since the first one had lapsed in 1811. Another early champion of economic nationalism was John C. Calhoun from South Carolina. He supported the bank, permanent roads system, and a tax on imports.

The African Americans, The native Americans, and the woman would be the groups that would not call this the Era of good feelings. The African Americans would not call this the Era of good feelings because they were slaves, and they had to do what they were told from there master and if they did something that there master did not like then, there would be consequences. The native American would not call this the Era of good feelings because they would get there land taken away from them by the "long Knives". The woman would not call this the Era of good feelings because they had no right.

In conclusion, all the people came together in America because of politics, literature, music and art.

"History Alive! Textbook | The United States Through Industrialism." History Alive! Textbook | The United States Through Industrialism. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2017.


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