The Aftermath of Jackson’s Bank Policies

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Illustration of the Second Bank of the United States.

In the aftermath of President Andrew Jackson’s destroying the Second Bank of the United States, there were ramifications throughout the country, from top to bottom.

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The Most Important Veto

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Political Cartoon of Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle. Published in Harpers Weekly in 1834.

President Andrew Jackson did not want banknotes in the American economy, as he was an adherent to the gold standard. Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 376. He would be forced to confront Nicholas Biddle, the President of the Second Bank of the United States.

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