Andrew Jackson's Presidency Crisis

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President Andrew Jackson's presidency was riddled with many disputes and issues. The infamous Bank War was an issue during Jackson's administration. The nullification crisis was also a serious issue during his presidency. The Indian removal issue was also a prominent issue during his presidency. Jackson's presidency was, and still is, widely criticized for his rash and outlandish decisions in retaliation to these issues.

President Jackson believed the Second Bank of the United States was corrupt and took away from the people's power and money. He wanted to destroy the bank as soon as he was elected into office. Jackson's strategies to bring about the downfall of the bank were carefully thought out between him and his "Kitchen Cabinet", a group of close friends that gave Jackson advice throughout his presidency.Nicholas Biddle was the president of the Second Bank of the U.S. and Jackson's main adversary in the Bank War. At the young age of 37, Biddle was appointed president of the Second Bank of the U.S. Jackson felt that Biddle was young and inexperienced, and that the bank held too much power and it did not answer to a higher authority, giving it absolute control over the nation's money. Biddle stated that Jackson had no right to change the state of currency because he had no alternative. Jackson retaliated by stating that he would put in motion a reform program for the economy. But the court ruled that the bank was a constitutional institution.

Jackson began to fall behind in the Bank war because of problems within his cabinet such as his cabinet denying to interact with Peggy Eaton, wife of Jackson's Secretary of War John Eaton. Jackson was sympathetic towards Eaton because Jackson's wife had a similar issue. Biddle requested for a recharter for the bank because its old charter was about to meet its deadline. Jackson vetoed the recharter, stating that the bank took away from the rights of states and that the bank was a monopoly that benefited foreigners...
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