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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01994.03 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: circa 1832-1844 Pagination: 6 tokens

Summary of Content: Tokens satirizing President Andrew Jackson. Issued after Jackson opposed re-chartering of the Bank of the United States, resulting in a depression.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentBank of the USBankingGovernment and CivicsHumor and SatireFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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