Lost Opportunities for Compromise in the Bank War: A Reassessment of Jackson's Veto Message

  title={Lost Opportunities for Compromise in the Bank War: A Reassessment of Jackson's Veto Message},
  author={Edwin J. Perkins},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={531 - 550}
  • E. Perkins
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • History
  • Business History Review
In this article Professor Perkins reexamines President Andrew Jackson's objections to the bill to recharter the Second Bank of the United States, as expressed in his famous veto message of 1832. He observes that, in addition to its exaggerated rhetoric, the veto message discusses at length a number of alleged deficiencies in the existing charter provisions. Professor Perkins's systematic analysis of the probable ramifications of a series of judicious alterations reveals that a compromise bill… 
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