Second Party System Whigs vs. Democrats
Pre-Tyler <ul><li>President William H. Harrison died of pneumonia just four weeks after being elected </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
John Tyler <ul><li>President Tyler did not have a party, a “lone wolf” </li></ul><ul><li>He did not agree with the Whig pa...
The Whigs Platform <ul><li>Ending the independent treasury system </li></ul><ul><li>A new Bank of the US </li></ul><ul><li...
Ending the Independent Treasury System <ul><li>Tyler agreed that there was a need for financial reform </li></ul><ul><li>T...
New Bank of the US <ul><li>Henry Clay did not try hard enough to push Tyler to pass the bill </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler vetoe...
Protective Tariff <ul><li>Tyler originally vetoed the tariff </li></ul><ul><li>The Whigs redrafted the tariff </li></ul><u...
Whig Extremists <ul><li>Started to call Tyler “his accidency” </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler’s entire cabinet resigned except Web...
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  1. 1. Second Party System Whigs vs. Democrats
  2. 2. Pre-Tyler <ul><li>President William H. Harrison died of pneumonia just four weeks after being elected </li></ul><ul><li>The Whigs planned on controlling Harrison </li></ul>
  3. 3. John Tyler <ul><li>President Tyler did not have a party, a “lone wolf” </li></ul><ul><li>He did not agree with the Whig party </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler was more of a Democrat </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Whigs Platform <ul><li>Ending the independent treasury system </li></ul><ul><li>A new Bank of the US </li></ul><ul><li>A protective tariff </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ending the Independent Treasury System <ul><li>Tyler agreed that there was a need for financial reform </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler signed the bill </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Bank of the US <ul><li>Henry Clay did not try hard enough to push Tyler to pass the bill </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler vetoed the bill which angered many Whigs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Protective Tariff <ul><li>Tyler originally vetoed the tariff </li></ul><ul><li>The Whigs redrafted the tariff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They took out the dollar distribution scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They pushed the rates down to 32% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tyler reluctantly signed the revised tariff </li></ul>
  8. 8. Whig Extremists <ul><li>Started to call Tyler “his accidency” </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler’s entire cabinet resigned except Webster </li></ul>

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