I was born for a storm, and a calm does not suit me.
In 1833 – during the famous "bank war"Jackson fought to eliminate the national bank which he believed was corrupt. – against the wishes of Congress, Jackson ordered Treasury Secretary William John Duane to withdraw the federal government's deposits from the Bank of the United States.
When Duane would not move the funds and refused to resign his position, Jackson fired him and replaced him with the more amenable Attorney General Roger Taney.
This was the first time a president had fired a Cabinet official who, like all Cabinet heads, had been approved by the Senate.
Jackson firmly believed Cabinet officials were beholden to him, not to Congress, and never doubted that he had an absolute right to remove Cabinet members without asking or even notifying the Senate.
When Congress reconvened they passed a censure resolution against Jackson for removing the government deposits and taking upon himself 'power and authority not conferred by the Constitution or laws.'
It was the first time a U.S. president had been censured.