724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298
Presented by Eddie Price. After the War of 1812 there was no doubt – American had won a war of survival against the number one superpower of the world, and it was here to stay. New states would soon be added to the union. Steamboats appeared on western waters and the population grew and moved westward. But problems faced the young nation. Great Britain began a new “economic warfare”. Slavery became a bigger issue as the “cotton kingdom” of the South expanded westward. Sectionalism would come to dominate American politics. Mr. Price taught history at Hancock County High School and coached award-winning academic teams and history contest winners. He has received numerous teaching and writing honors and is active in the Hancock County Historical Society.