Bank of the United States Political Attack Henry Clay, being a presidential candidate for the election of 1832, used the bill to recharter the Bank of the United States as a tactical weapon against Jackson. With the help of Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States, he forced the bill through Congress and had Jackson make a decisive decision. Clay believing that if Jackson was to sign it, he would be hated by his beloved westerners. If Jackson was to veto it, he would lose support from the wealthy and the East, and thus losing the election. Map of Branches of the Bank of the United States This map shows the 25 branches of the Bank of the United States throughout the country in 1830. Showing that the Bank of the United States was very influential during the time, and it’s great monopoly. The bank and Nicholas Biddle, president of the bank, catered to the wealthy and influential mens and were antiwest. Biddle had lent out great sums of funds to such people who would satisfy his interests. Such when loaning
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