Many people do think that the Early 1800's should be known as the Era of Good Feelings, however, not everyone feels that way. Three particular groups do think this is a horrible time for them. Women, slaves, and Native Americans. In my opinion, the group who thinks that it is a horrible time for them is slaves. Slaves have no rights. That means that they can't possess anything or be legally married or have children that would legally be considered theirs. Everyone stereotypes them just for the color of their skin and worst of all, they aren't even considered people. So, while this era may be the time for being prosperous and having individuality, not everyone feels the same way. "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" -Patrick Henry.