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This book explains one of the most important & little known events in Andrew Jackson's presidency. The Bank War still has ramifications to this day as it represented a giant leap in the expansion of presidential power. Plus its a very light & easy to read book
At the end of the book, Robert Remini lists how Andrew Jackson's war against the Second Bank of the United States, and its haughty chief, Nicholas Biddle, changed American politics forever. Admittedly, it's a staggering list. The war cemented the President's use of the veto against legislation he disagreed with, not merely that which he thought unconstitutional, as when he vetoed the recharter of the bank in June 1832. From then on, all Congresses would have to consider the President as equivale...
A clear, concise, and fascinating history of the Bank War through the lens of the political conflict responsible for its demise. A must-read for any student of the Jacksonian Era or the growth of presidential power.
This is an excellent book on Andrew Jackson's battle against the Second Bank of the United States. This is an often overlooked episode in American history and Remini does a very good job covering it. The book is just the right size. The Bank War does not warrant a 500 page tome, but this book is just long enough to provide sufficient depth.
gotta admire Jackson's guts and backbone.
I read this in collage. Reading it again to try to make some sense of the nonsensical economy