" After the War of 1812 a new spirit of nationalism and
expansion was evident, and the nation, led by a president determined to heal
old wounds, embarked on an "era of good feelings"¾party
and sectional divisions forgotten."
The War of 1812 was a battle between the United States of America and Great Britain. In an apparent attempt to reclaim the colonies that had rebelled against Britain, the King of Great Britain sent additional troops to settle trade disputes among the United States of America. You need to know that Great Britain was badlydefeated by the United States of America. This was one of the greatest foreign conflicts the United States had experienced since the revolutionary war against Great Britain. The failure of Great Britain to recapture the former colonies unified the people of America. For once, America had a common enemy, instead of fighting each other.