Conflict with the Executive: The Bank War

"Message of the President returning the Bank Bill with his objections," July 10, 1832, selected pages (Section One)
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

"Message of the President returning the Bank Bill with his objections," July 10, 1832, selected pages (Section Two)
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

The Old Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol
President Andrew Jacksonšs veto message blocking the rechartering of the Bank of the United States lies on the desk of the Secretary of the Senate in the Old Senate Chamber. Photography by Carol Highsmith

Expunged Senate censure motion against President Andrew Jackson, January 16, 1837
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Senate

King Andrew the First
By an unknown artist, 1832
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
After his unprecedented veto of the Bank bill, President Andrew Jacksonšs opponents accused him of abusing his Presidential powers. This cartoon depicted him as a tyrannical king, trampling on the Constitution.

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