Andrew Jackson
Updated: 3/16/2020
Andrew Jackson

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  • Aurea Martinez
  • Sources: Tci and Mrs. Gomez Slides
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • So, in today's lesson everyone will be sharing a reason for why or why not Andrew Jackson should be on the $20 bill. Jackson's supporters organized parades, picnics, and rallies. They sang songs and chanted slogans to try to convince the nation's voters to vote for Jackson rather than other candidates. This “movement” showed that common people should be in control of their government, not just the rich or powerful people.
  • No, No, because he could have gone about his “movement” for his new party a different way. Jackson’s supporters would shout insults at other candidates. Though he did create a new political party to represent the people who were farmers, workers, and the poor. I don’t think that he is a good candidate to be on the $20.
  • Spoils System
  • I I think this topic doesn’t make him worthy of being on the $20 bill. Yes, it was a good thing to do and it opened up more opportunities for people seeking to work for the government. But, I don't think this event made any major changes and isn’t that big of a deal. I think to be on the $20 bill the things you've done should be major and have a large impact on people today or inspire them.
  • Andrew Jackson used the topic to make being in office more democratice. By rotating jobs it gave more people an opportunity to serve in their government. Jackson followed the rules and didn’t make any exceptions for people who did do what they were not supposed to.
  • I think that Andrew Jackson Should NOT be on the $20 dollar bill because he was selfish, didn't do what was best for the country , and our ruined our economy .
  • Indian Removal Act
  • He used the Indian Removal Act to get unsettled lands west of Mississippi. At the end of Jackson term he felt successful for “solving” the issue but he really moved the conflict across Mississippi.
  • A movement for more democracy in American government in the 1830s. Led by President Andrew Jackson, this movement championed greater rights for the common man and was opposed to any signs of aristocracy in the nation.
  • States’ Rights
  • Andrew Jackson sides with the Federal Government instead of states. He put tariffs on the South was against them. He says they will find other ways to tax them so the Federal Government can succeed.
  • the practice of rewarding political supporters with government jobs and the practice of rotating in office.
  • War on National Bank/Economic Decisions-
  • Andrew Jackson opened state banks and wanted to overthrow national banks. He began to print more money and the dollar became less valuable and messed up our economy.
  • The Indian Removal Act allowed the president to make treaties in which American Indians in the East traded their lands for new territory on the Great Plains. In 1831 the Supreme Court held that American Indians had a right to keep their land. Andrew Jackson disagreed, however, and groups that refused to move west voluntarily were met with military force, usually with tragic results.
  • No, I don’t think this topic makes him worthy of being on the $20 bill. He moved American Indians out of their rightful territory because he was greedy and wanted to take over more land. He made over 17,000 American Indians leave their home and over 4,000 died. Even an American soldier said it was some of the cruelest work he’d seen. This act does not make Andrew Jackson Worthy of being on the $20 bill.
  • The rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government. The south is against the tariffs and the north doesn't care because it doesn't affect them. South Carolina is threatening to leave the U.S. and John C. Calhoun used the doctrine of nullification to say that South Carolina wouldn't follow the federal law.
  • I don’t think this makes him worthy of being on the dollar bill because he isn’t loyal to one side and switches between defending the states and then goes to defend the Federal Government instead. He doesn’t care about peoples needs and just does what he wants.
  • Andrew Jackson did not like Nicholas Bittle and Jackson vetos renewal of banks charter and vows to destroy the bank by making it harder for common people to borrow money.
  • I don't think he deserves to be on the $20 bill because he didn't think about what his actions would create. Making the dollar less valuable and messing with our economy is not an admirable thing to do.