According to Marshall, a college charter qualified as a contract. Many people felt that times were high, and that nationalism and sectionalism could only bolster the union, while others thought that it was sectionalism and nationalism that caused disunion. Diplomatic success was not limited to Henry Clay and the Missouri Compromise.
Although controversy ensued, the culmination of these Supreme Court decisions made it so that there was no question as to what the laws were and, by whom, the laws were rightly enacted. Countries like Ireland, China, and Germany provided unskilled and skilled workers who came in search of a better life.
This victory helped form the image to the public that the United States had a strong military and an influential position in global affairs; thereby, fostering cultural nationalism. Sectional Crisis Over Slavery —The debate over slavery was ongoing as more and more states entered the union.
In establishing the new western American border, the Pacific Ocean, a sense of uniformity and accomplishment was shared between both the nearly extinct federalists Adams and Republicans Monroe as they worked together towards what would prove a diplomatic success.
In spite of this, many instances do speak to this positivity. Internal improvement projects like the construction of the National Road helped to connect economic markets.