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As his term continued

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As his term continued, Jackson truly grew a desire to crush the Second Bank of the  United States. Over time he had decided that it could not continue as it was, and that it  did not warrant reform. It must be destroyed. Jackson's reason for this conclusion was  an amalgamation of his past financial problems, his views on states' rights, and his  Tennessee roots. The Second Bank centralized financial might, jeopardizing economic  stability; it served as a monopoly on fiscal policy, but it did not answer to anyone within  the government. Above any principled concerns, however, the Bank became a political  battle. Congress chartered the Second Bank in 1816 for a twenty-year period, giving it thirty- five million dollars in startup funds. A board of twenty-five directors controlled the Bank,  but only five were publicly appointed by the President–the rest came from stockholders. 
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