"Caucus on the Surplus Bill"

This political cartoon offers a satiric view of President Andrew Jackson's support of the Surplus Bill or Distribution Act, which would distribute surplus federal funds among the states. Jackson only agreed to sign it because Congress threatened to override his veto -- and because it was politically beneficial for Martin Van Buren's candidacy. Jackson sits at a table with Van Buren and his running mate, Richard M. Johnson, pondering the bill.

Date:
1836
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
8.032
Height:
1620px
Width:
2602px
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