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Explain how the Era of Good Feelings emerged and what factors led to its demise.

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The "Era of Good Feelings" emerged in 1815 as a result of the disintegration of the Federalist party after the Hartford Convention and a lull in partisan politics between the Democratic-Republics and Federalists.

This era was named as such because it represented a time in which the sense of national purpose and desire for unity in America was at a high as a result of the War of 1812 and Napoleonic Wars. The country had begun to envision the federal government as having a permanent and significant role in the...

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