How Did Jackson Deal With The Nullification Crisis

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Andrew Jackson took office in 1829, but had shortly after that had to deal with the Nullification Crisis. When he was dealing with these conflicts he became concerned about the economic problems. After the Nullification crisis was over he got many federal authority. Although he got this authority he was not comfortable with the other greater federal power, which was the Second Bank of the United States. He even stated that he wanted it to die “I will kill it”, he said making it very clear he wants it done. This leads to the topic, why did Jackson want to destroy the bank?

Well first I need to tell you what the second bank was and what kind of roles it played in the economy. They had the power to act exclusively as the federal government's financial agents. The bank did many other things like half federal deposits, made transfers to federal funds between states, and dealt with payments or receipts involving the federal government. The bank was given a 20 year license which meant they had the power to be open. By this we can observe Jackson's reasons for saying they had too much power, but what was he going to do about it? …show more content…

The grist things he did was to veto the new charter. The next thing he did to make the bank weaker was to move the governments money around many state banks. Since he always believed in the common man he tried to put more power in the individual state banks instead of making the one bank even more powerful. After this he ordered Americans to use gold and silver instead of paper money when it came to buy land owned by the government. This way he could reduce what the bank had control of because nobody was going to use the money provided by the bank so their power over them would be

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