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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 13 C. The Debate on Internal Improvements 1. Jackson Vetoes the Maysville Road Bill (1830) The Veto Message proceeds to insist that the Maysville and Lexington Road is not a national but a local road of sixty miles in only one state. It also asserts the power cannot be exercised until it has been explained and defined by an amendment of the Constitution. President Jackson also believes that paying off national debts should be of more importance than a debate on whether a bill for road construction is passed or not. Moreover, the Veto Message uses the exercise of power will produce discord, and to restore harmony to the National Councils, the bill should be abandoned, or, the Constitution must be amended as its main reason. 2. Clay Protests (1830) Clay believes that President Jackson is only vetoing the bill because of the poor relationship between the two of them. He also believes that the sixty-mile-road is needed to relationship between the two of them....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2009 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Struddle during the Spring '09 term at Martin Luther.
- Spring '09