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Andrew Jackson
Updated: 3/11/2020
Andrew Jackson
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  • Links and Answer
  • Jayden Carrillohttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/the-early-republic/age-of-jackson/a/the-nullification-crisis https://guides.loc.gov/indian-removal-act
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • A movement in the 1830s that supported the idea that all white males should all have political power.
  • Spoils System
  • Political backers (supporters/funders) were given government positions.
  • Andrew Jackson is not worthy of being on the $20 bill because of the bad decisions he made during his presidency.
  • Indian Removal Policy
  • The Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional for the U.S. to force the Natives out of their homeland, but Andrew Jackson, along with the states, did not agree with the Supreme Court.
  • He saw that even the common man deserved political power, such as voting, which supports him being on the $20 bill.
  • States' Rights
  • Andrew Jackson's Vice President gave states the right to ignore laws the thought were unconstitutional, such as tariffs, but Andrew Jackson disagrees and says that states should not have that right.
  • Andrew Jackson gave high-up jobs to people who were not qualified just because they supported him in the presidential race, which does not support him being on the $20 bill.
  • War on National Bank/Economic Decisions
  • Andrew Jackson noticed that his encouragement of the downfall of the Second National Bank and he did not like the fact that all the money was in one place. So, he vetoed the bank's request for renewal and deposited all the money into state-owned banks, which led to the Panic of 1837.
  • This showed that President Jackson did not listen or obey the Supreme Court or rules, which does not support him being on the $20 bill.
  • Andrew Jackson wanted a compromise, so that he would not lose a state and he would not get rid of tariffs, so he had control which supports him being on the $20 bill.
  • Andrew Jackson destroyed the Second National Bank which negatively affected the country and the people, so it did not support him being on the $20 bill.
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