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Andrew Jackson Project
Updated: 3/16/2020
Andrew Jackson Project
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  • No, I do not think Andrew Jackson deserves to be on the $20 bill.
  • By: Zoe-Lynn Harris
  • Sources:TCIUShistory
  • Wow. He shouldn't be on the $20 if he used the Jacksonian Democracy just to make people vote for him.
  • Today we are learning about the Andrew Jackson. First we're learning about the Jacksonian Democracy which means political power for all people or majority rule. Andrew Jackson used this to make the common people vote for him.
  • Boring.
  • It seems like that girl is the only one that cares.
  • No. Tell me about it.
  • He should not be on the $20 bill anymore. Political positions should not be a reward. They should be earned by people who are qualified.
  • Hey. Do you know about the spoils system?
  • The spoils system is the practice of a successful political party giving public office positions to its supporters. Andrew Jackson used it to reward his supporters. People that weren't qualified ended up in office
  • Andrew Jackson should definitely not be on the $20. It's not fair to make the Native Americans leave their land and Jackson should not have gone against Congress.
  • I've heard about it once or twice but tell me more about it.
  • The Indian Removal Act was a law that authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for white settlement of their ancestral lands. Andrew Jackson used this act to get rid of the American Indians in the East and even though the Supreme Court argued they have a right to their lands, Jackson forced them to the Great Plains.
  • Hi. Have you heard about the Indian Removal Act?
  • Jackson does not deserve to be on the $20 bill because he should not have changed his opinion about States' Rights so it could benefit him.
  • I know that States' Rights are the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government but I have never heard about how Andrew Jackson used them.
  • Well, he switched between supporting States' rights and not supporting them. He supported them when the States' wanted to give rid of the Native Americans but when the South got mad about the tariffs put on them he went against the States' wants.
  • You know how Andrew Jackson used States' Rights, right?
  • Today in school I learned about the War on the National Bank.
  • Yeah. Jackson started economy collapses by closing the national bank just because he did not like rich people and thought the bank had too much power.
  • I remember learning about that. It was the political struggle that developed over the issue of rechartering the Second Bank of the United States during the presidency of Andrew Jackson.
  • I have always though Jackson shouldn't be on the $20 bill and this is one example of that. His personal opinion of wealthy people made the nation suffer.
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