Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism (1817 – 1840)
Regional Economies and Political Developments
A. Regional Economies Create Differences: During the early 1800s, different economic systems developed in the North and South.
Complete the following activities to evaluate the extent to which these differences contributed to both feelings of nationalism and
sectionalism within the United States.
Define tariff. How does a tariff promote both nationalism and sectionalism?
Who was involved? What was it? Where was its How did it contribute How did it contribute
greatest influence? to nationalism? to sectionalism?
B. Political Developments Influence Nationalism and Sectionalism: During the early 1800s, domestic issues and foreign policy
decisions created both feelings of nationalism and sectionalism within the United States. Complete the following chart to evaluate the
extent to which these developments influenced feelings of nationalism and sectionalism.
Who was involved? When did it occur? What was it? How did it contribute How did it contribute
to nationalism? to sectionalism?
C. Create a Political Cartoon: Create a political cartoon based on an event or person described in the above activities, emphasizing the
influence of nationalism or sectionalism.
A political cartoon should exaggerate events or a person’s actions.
The cartoon should contain recognizable symbols relevant to the event or person depicted.
Artist’s point of view is readily apparent within the cartoon.
Artwork is neat and clean.