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Tyler, John (1790-1862) President Tyler's Veto Message [of the bill to incorporate the Bank of the United States]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05491 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: 16 August 1841 Pagination: 1 textile sheet ; 45 x 29.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Broadside printed on off-white silk and mounted on a wood backer board. Three columns of type with floral border and an eagle at top with a banner reading "E Pluribus Unum." Noted at top "For D.D. Davis." Tyler writes that he has always felt that Congress should not establish a Bank of the United States. Discusses the failure of previous national banks in the United States. Dimesions of the backer board are 45.5 x 30 x .8 cm.

People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsTextileCongressLawBank of the USBankingVice PresidentFinance

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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