"The Political Barbecue"

This cartoon satirizes the political controversy surrounding President Andrew Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Second Bank of the United States. Jackson is being roasted as a pig on the fires of public opinion, while Martin Van Buren (shown as a little scampering animal) flees with a bag of Treasury Notes. Overseeing the roasting are five critics of the president's bank policy: Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, William B. Preston, bank president Nicholas Biddle, and an unidentified man.

Date:
1834
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
7.114
Height:
1642px
Width:
2588px
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