“Executive Usurpation”? King Andrew the First | BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History
What was Andrew Jackson’s “war” on the Bank of the United States? Mary and Kirk explore two images, “King Andrew the First (1833)” and “The Downfall of Mother Bank (1833),” to explain the context of these banking wars and connect them to the concept of presidential power. Was Andrew Jackson using the Bank War and executive authority to become a tyrant? Or were his actions purely in the best interest of the United States? Comment your thoughts below!