• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times.

Twenty-Third Congress: March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1835
Twenty-third Congress: March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1835
  • First session—December 2, 1833, to June 30, 1834
  • Second session—December 1, 1834, to March 3, 1835
  • (Second administration of Andrew Jackson, 1833–1837)
Historical Background

The ramifications of President Andrew Jackson's veto of the bill rechartering the Bank of the United States extended well beyond the 1832 presidential election. Jackson believed his resounding electoral victory provided him a popular mandate to sever the relationship between the federal government and the bank. In March 1833, the House unsuccessfully sought to temper the president's action by resolving that federal deposits might “be safely continued in the Bank of the United States,” but to no avail. When two successive secretaries of the Treasury—Louis McLane and William ...

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