Cartoon: "King Andrew the First"

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General Information

Source:
NBC News
Creator:
N/A
Event Date:
1836
Air/Publish Date:
07/27/2007
Resource Type:
Video Mini-Documentary
Copyright:
NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Copyright Date:
2007
Clip Length:
00:00:55

Description

This 1833 caricature of Andrew Jackson lampoons the seventh president as a despotic monarch. Professor Matthew Warshauer explains some of the details.

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"Cartoon: "King Andrew the First"" NBC News, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 07/27/2007. Accessed Sat Jan 17 2015 from NBC Learn: https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=407

Transcript

Cartoon: "King Andrew the First"

Professor MATHEW WARSHAUER (Central Connecticut State University): This cartoon appeared in around 1833, and it was specifically in relation to the Whigs’ epithet of “King Andrew the First.” They viewed Jackson as a usurpation of executive power, and therefore they wanted to paint him as a dangerous, kingly power to the United States.

And in this image you can see Jackson, you know, with a crown, a scepter, a kingly robe and he, of course, is standing, you know, upon the Constitution, which he has stomped underfoot. And it is supposed to epitomize Jackson and display Jackson as this dangerous, kingly power.

The veto is the veto of the Bank of the United States. I mean, the thing that really coalesces the anti-Jackson forces is Jackson's attack on the Bank of the United States, and especially the removal of the deposits.