|President Andrew Jackson
1835 signed check. Drawn on the bank of the metropolis, Washington D.C.
and dated November 4th, 1835. Made payable to J.D. Woodsedes for $10.00.
The signature is beautiful and unaffected by the cancellation. The check
has some very minor imperfections but is an extremely nice example of a
Jackson check from his presidential days. The check comes from the
Marshall b. Coyne collection.
Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was the
dominant actor in American politics between Thomas Jefferson and Abraham
Lincoln. Born to obscure parents and orphaned in youth, he was the first
"self-made man" and the first westerner to reach the White
House. He became a democratic symbol and founder of the Democratic
Party, the country's most venerable political organization. During his
two-term presidency, he expanded executive powers and transformed the
President's role from chief administrator to popular tribune.
Jackson's presidency defined itself in two central episodes: the
nullification crisis and the "Bank War." Jackson took office
amid mounting sectional acrimony over the "American System"
program of fostering economic development through transportation
subsidies and through protective tariffs on imports to aid American
manufacturers. Many Southerners believed these policies promoted
Northern growth at their expense. Jackson curbed the American System by
vetoing road and canal bills beginning with the Maysville Road in 1830.
However, in 1832 the state of South Carolina declared the existing
tariff unconstitutional, null and void. The state took steps to block
tariff collections within its borders. Though he favored a lower
tariff, Jackson acted quickly to uphold federal supremacy -- by force,
if necessary. In a ringing proclamation, he declared the Union
indivisible and branded nullification as treason. Congress reduced the
tariff in 1833, defusing the crisis.
Jackson secured the presidential succession in 1836 to his faithful
lieutenant and second vice president, Martin Van Buren. He then retired
to The Hermitage, his cotton plantation near Nashville, where he died in
When it comes to early presidential collecting ONLY invest in
historical Signed DOCUMENTS. NEVER buy a clipped signature
of ANY President, particularly on Ebay were nearly 100% are
Other then the Presidential Check collection that sold
for over $100,000 last year, this is the first Andrew Jackson check we
have ever seen in 20 years of collecting. An exceptional RARE historical, museum-quality investment!