Reading Andrew Jackson’s Veto of the National Bank | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams sits down with Dr. Todd Estes,
professor of history at Oakland University and author of The Jay Treaty
Debate, to give Andrew Jackson’s 1832 Veto Message a close read.
In the veto message, Jackson argued that the bank
corrupted politics and violated the Constitution. . What role
do you believe the executive has in creating legislation? Why are checks and balances a vital part of our Constitution?