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It is worthy of notice that the laws for the collection and security of the revenue arising from imposts were chiefly framed when the rates of duties on imported goods presented much less temptation for illicit trade than at present exists.

But Jackson's statement represented a shift in emphasis of sufficient magnitude to mark a new era in Indian-white relations. And the Bank question emerged as the paramount issue of the coming election, just as Clay had hoped.

For one thing, although Democrats tended to be people of more modest means than Whigs, they did not include those most conspicuously excluded from economic opportunity.

The Eaton Affair Jackson had barely taken office when he confronted his first political crisis. From France, our ancient ally, we have a right to expect that justice which becomes the sovereign of a powerful, intelligent, and magnanimous people.

During the nineteenth century, Americans accommodated republicanism's precapitalistic bias to the dramatic changes in transportation, communication, and economic activity that have been called the Market Revolution. The compromise and the force bill were passed on the same day, March 1, This honor may exaggerate his importance, but it also acknowledges the important truth that Jackson significantly contributed to shaping the American nation and its politics.

The "Monster" Destroyed Jackson, at least, interpreted his reelection as a mandate to continue his war on the bank. But Jackson refused; he intended, instead, to control his cabinet.

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Hard times increased social, sectional, and economic tensions. In South Carolina, the convention reassembled and repealed its ordinance of nullification as applied to the tariffs of and Joining the Indians in their struggle was a group of runaway black slaves who had been living with the tribe. I transmit also the estimates of appropriation necessary to carry them into effect. As Secretary of State , John Quincy Adams crafted the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States would treat any further attempts to impose European colonialism on the Americas as a foreign act of aggression. In May , when Jackson received confirming evidence in written form, he forwarded the material to Calhoun and expressed his "great surprise" at these allegations. He did, however, produce reasons of his own for advocating an alliance between the upper classes of the two regions. It was unclear why someone holding state bank capital was supposedly a good "democrat," but being a stockholder of the National bank made one an "aristocrat. Whitney, a merchant who lived in Canada throughout the War of , smuggling gold into Canada to be used to buy weaponry to use against Americans in the war, and who later spied on Nicholas Biddle as a bank director; and Roger Taney, a Tory against the second war with Great Britain in , from an aristocratic slaveholding family of Maryland. An explanatory act, designating the class of officers out of which this grade is to be filled—whether from the military list as existing prior to the act of or from it as it has been fixed by that act—would remove this difficulty. And, having removed all the crucial powers of government from operation, they established new precedents and traditions, leaving the majority of citizens as a mass of confused and corrupted partisans on both sides to fight over lost causes and issues. He is supposed to be the moving spring of the whole administration, the thinker, planner, doer; but it is all in the dark. To the national leaders who promoted that democratization, however, its purpose was less to aid the farmers and laborers who were Jackson's greatest champions than to challenge the power of Eastern elites for the sake of the rising entrepreneurs of the South and the West. Blair was a close associate of Amos Kendall, working with him in Kentucky since on the "relief party," before coming to Washington with him in He could and did choose the officials of the branches, decide what loans were to be made, and set the interest rates.

Although these claims are not, comparatively, of a large amount, yet the prompt and equitable manner in which the application of Mr. Cheves can be exhibited in favorable contrast with that of the present President, it is presented with high and earnest commendation: but when a charge of usury can be brought to bear upon the Bank, upon the credit of a confession implied in a demurrer, the occasion to stigmatize the Bank cannot be passed over, though ten long years have slumbered over the sin, and though Langdon Cheves himself must be branded as the usurer.

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But they hoped to win Western support for their drive to lower the tariff, and so they were willing to back the Westerners on this issue.

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