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Augustin Clayton in Jackson's Bank War

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Augustin Clayton in Jackson's Bank War

  1. 1. Flash in the Pan? Mr. Smith Fights the Bank War Michael Gagnon Georgia Gwinnett College
  2. 2. Augustin “Smith” Clayton 1783-1839 • Resident of Athens Georgia • Troup Party Activist • Superior Court Judge – Worcester v Georgia • US Congress – 1832-1835 • Helps Organize Georgia’s “Whig” Party
  3. 3. Bank War Partisans Thomas H. Benton (MO) 1782-1858 George McDuffie (SC) 1788-1851 420 Chestnut St Philadelphia 2nd Bank of the US
  4. 4. Clayton’s Select Committee Richard M. Johnson (KY) 1780-1850 Francis Thomas (MD) 1799-1876 C. C. Cambreleng (NY) 1786-1862 George McDuffie (SC) 1788-1851 John Q. Adams (MA) 1767-1848 John Watmaugh (PA) 1783-1861
  5. 5. Nicholas Biddle 1786-1844 James Watson Webb 1802-1884
  6. 6. Clayton’s Mess Mates Senator John M. Robinson (IL) 1794-1843 Senator Willie P. Mangum (NC) 1794-1843 Congressman Micajah T. Hawkins (NC) 1790-1858 Congressman Thomas T. Bouldin (VA) 1781-1834 Senator William R. King (AL) 1786-1853 Congressman Rufus McIntire (ME) 1784-1866
  7. 7. Augustin “Smith” Clayton 1783-1839 • Resident of Athens Georgia • Troup Party Activist • Superior Court Judge – Worcester v Georgia • US Congress – 1832-1835 • Helps Organize Georgia’s “Whig” Party
  8. 8. Books on Jackson/the BUS
  9. 9. Augustin Smith Clayton Early National “Tea Party” Activist • States Rights Advocate • Georgia’s Fieriest Nullifier • Advocate of Indian Removal • Opponent of the Bank of the United States • Organizer of Georgia’s “Whig” Party

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