Updated: 3/12/2020

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  • Daniel Haddad
  • https://www.ushistory.org/https://subscriptions.teachtci.com/shared/home
  • Andrew Jackson is not honorable enough to be put on the $20 bill!
  • Jacksonian Democracy: the idea that the common people should control the government
  • Jackson doesn’t deserve to be on the $20 bill because he is letting people who are normal and not worthy be in the government. There could be people that are better for the world but Andrew Jackson is letting common people be in the government.
  • In 1828, many of Jackson’s supporters organized parades, picnics, and rallies. The people wore Jackson badges and carried hickory sticks to support Andrew Jackson and get jobs.
  • States rights: the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government.
  • Spoils System: The practice of rewarding political supporters with government jobs.
  • War on National Bank: The Bank War was the name given to the campaign begun by President Andrew Jackson in 1833 to destroy the Second Bank of the United States, after his reelection convinced him that his opposition to the bank had won national support.
  • Jackson replaced government workers with common men. Most of the former workers thought their job was lifetime but Jackson disagreed. He stated that changing the people in office would give more people a chance to serve the government.
  • Andrew Jackson is not honorable enough to be put on the $20 bill because he offered people that support him government jobs. If there were people who were smart and important and they didn’t support Jackson then there will be a hard chance to get a job. On the other hand, a common poor man could get a job and would not even bring any support towards America.
  • Indian Removal Act: This law allowed the president to make treaties in which American Indians in the East traded their lands for new territory on the Great Plains.
  • He removed the Cherokee because there was gold in their land. The indians had laws that made them able to stay where they are. Jackson decided to bypass it and kick the Indians out of the land.
  • Andrew Jackson isn’t worthy enough to be on the $20 bill because he killed and took Indians that didn’t do anything wrong to him. Jackson forced them out of their own land and slaughtered them because he was selfish and doesn’t believe in racial diversity.
  • Andrew Jackson took states rights very seriously and asked congress to make and enforce laws. Luckily, an armed confrontation didn’t happen when Congress revised the tariff with a compromise. This calmed South Carolina down.
  • Andrew Jackson isn’t honorable and could have put America in a hole if Congress didn’t resolve the issue. He taxed his own country that he is supposed to take care of and this shows that he wasn’t able to do that.
  • Mr. Biddle's bank has to apply for his charter to be approved and Andrew Jackson vetoes his charter. They put all the government money in State banks. Those banks are helping the common people also. They start making more paper money. Makes too much money and starts inflation. Called Panic of 1837 and everything goes downhill. Andrew Jackson caused inflation.
  • Andrew Jackson’s actions prove that he does not deserve to be on the $20 bill because he caused inflation in his country and could have put his country in a lot of debt. This would have put them in danger of getting themselves back on their feet if the problem wouldn’t have been fixed.