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Roger B. Taney's role in Jackson's war on the bank and his subsequent appointment

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Roger B. Taney played a significant role in President Andrew Jackson's war on the Second Bank of the United States. Taney, as Secretary of the Treasury, helped Jackson withdraw federal deposits from the bank, weakening its power. This loyalty to Jackson's anti-bank stance led to Taney's appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, where he continued to influence American law and politics.

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What role did Roger B. Taney play in Jackson's war on the bank, what position did Jackson later appoint him to, and how might his actions have contradicted his later responsibilities?

Taney believed in states' rights, and that is a reason to try to kill the national bank. Taney was actually full of many contradictions. He was a slaveholder, but then he decided he was against slavery and freed all of his slaves. He is described as being very intellectual. I think he took the time to actually think, even if he reversed himself.
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What role did Roger B. Taney play in Jackson's war on the bank, what position did Jackson later appoint him to, and how might his actions have contradicted his later responsibilities?

Jackson actually argued that the Bank was unconstitutional, and since it wasn't "nessecery" or "proper" for the government to authroize the existance of a financial entity that only benefitted the wealthy business elite.

Ironically, it was future Chief Justice Taney that first suggested to Jackson that he go ahead and defund the bank as a way of killing it. I think this, if anything, is the most contradictory aspect of Taney; that he killed an institution that the Supreme Court had already ruled in favor of.

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What role did Roger B. Taney play in Jackson's war on the bank, what position did Jackson later appoint him to, and how might his actions have contradicted his later responsibilities?

Roger Taney withdrew all federal funds from the Second Bank of the United States at Jackson's directive. Two previous Treasury secretaries had refused, and Jackson had removed them from office. Jackson had interpreted his re-election as a mandate to destroy the Bank (he had previously vetoed the bill to extend its charter) and by withdrawing federal funds he effectively accomplished this.

When Chief Justice John Marshall died, Taney was appointed Chief Justice to succeed him on the Supreme Court. As far as his position being contradictory; one might argue that Jackson's actions regarding the bank were unconsitutional which would be inconsistent with Taney's new position. Taney is most famous for his decision in Dred Scott vs. Sanford in which he invalidated the Missouri Compromise and stated that Scott, as a slave, was not a citizen and had no standing to sue for his freedom.

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Acting Secretary of the Treasury Roger B.Taney.What did he do for Jackson in his war on the bank?what job did Jackson appoint him to afterward and how do you think his behavior in Treasury might be contradictory to his later job responsibilities?

Roger B. Taney was first appointed secretary of the treasury as a recess appointment, which is a temporary appointment to fill a vacancy. This vacancy at the treasury occurred after his two predecessors refused to defund the Second Bank of the United States, which Taney himself suggested to Jackson while he was Attorney General.

Taney was a staunch supporter of Jackson, and was more than happy to use his power to stop all deposits into the bank. This eventually destroyed the financial institution, which Jackson later said was the greatest achievement of his presidency. The U.S. Senate retaliated by blocking his official appointment to the post and his later nomination as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Taney eventually won nomination as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after a bitter fight in congress between Jackson’s rivals and Democratic Party supporters. Taney was always a staunch Democrat, and consistently ruled in favor of the rights of the state over the federal government and against business interests. This is very consistent with his role at the Treasury where he defunded the bank much to the chagrin of the business elite. So I don't think there was much contradiction in his new role.

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What job did Andrew Jackson give Roger Taney after the Bank War?

On December 27, 1831, during the administration of President Andrew Jackson, Roger Taney was appointed to the cabinet-level post of Attorney General of the United States. A supporter of Jackson's anti-Federalist policies, Taney was a strong ally in Jackson's "Bank War" in opposition to the Second Bank of the United States, a federally chartered institution that Jackson viewed as an illegal monopoly. In September 1833, Jackson appointed Taney as Secretary of the Treasury; however, this recess appointment was made while the U.S. Senate was out of session. When the members of the Senate returned to Washington, the majority Whig party voted in opposition to Taney, which forced the secretary to resign his position in June, 1834. Taney then returned to his private legal practice in his home state of Maryland.

In 1835 President Jackson nominated Taney to the Supreme Court. Determined to rebuff Jackson once again, his opponents in the Whig party prevented the nomination from coming to a vote. Jackson then nominated Taney for Chief Justice in December 1835 after the death of Chief Justice John Marshall. Although this Taney nomination was again subject to opposition, the Democrat party had regained control of the Senate, leading to Taney's eventual confirmation in March, 1836.  Taney presided over the Supreme Court for 28 years, following in his opinions the Jacksonian program of states’ rights and limited federal government. Under his leadership, the Supreme Court reached the famous decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which African-Americans were denied the basic civil rights due American citizens.

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What job did Andrew Jackson give Roger Taney after the Bank War?

After the Bank War, the next job to which Andrew Jackson successfully appointed Taney was a seat on the Supreme Court.

Jackson had tried to appoint Taney as the Secretary of the Treasury.  However, the Whigs in the Senate were upset about Taney's work in killing the Bank and refused to confirm him to that post.

After that, Taney did not go back to his post as Attorney General.  Instead, he left government for a while.  Jackson tried to get him to take other posts in government but he refused until Jackson offerred him a place on the Supreme Court.  Jackson and Taney's enemies blocked that too, but the next year, after a different Congress with fewer Whigs was elected, Taney was nominated and confirmed to be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  In that capacity, he is most famous/infamous for his decision in the Dred Scott case.

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