Andrew Jackson does NOT deserve to be on the $20 bill. Presentation by: Danielle Thompson Sources: history.com, Creating America Textbook, ushistory.org.
Does Andrew Jackson deserve to be on the 20 dollar bill??
Jacksonian Democracy: Jackson's way of spreading power equally and he did this by majority rule. This helped Jackson claim presidency. Jackson trying to make power more equal is one reason why he should be on the twenty dollar bill.
Sir, what is something Andrew Jackson did good?
The spoils system was when Jackson replaced the people filling different government jobs with his supporters. He used the system to his advantage by weakening a groups power in the government.
What is the spoils system? Class?
When Jackson used the spoils system it was unfair because his group would continue to have power in the government even after his presidency.
The Indian Removal Policy was were Native Americans had to either become U.S. citizens or they would have to sign treaties that would take their land and move them west. A disadvantage to this act was it hurt the relationship between Americans and the Native Americans. Because of supporting this horrible act Andrew Jackson should not be on the twenty dollar bill.
First tell me what the Indian Removal Policy was, and why this means Jackson should be taken of the twenty dollar bill. Then draw a picture.
The War on National Bank was when Jackson started putting money in “pet” banks to make the national banks power less. Because of this “inflation” was the consequence and money's value became less. While getting rid of the bank he gained supporters and that helped him to get reelected.
Explain War on National Bank/Economic Decisions.
Even though this act may have stopped the bank from helping the richer and start helping some more of the common people, it caused inflation and that hurts the common people.
States rights declared that the states had some laws that the federal government could not interfere with or nullify. When the south decided to use this to continue to use and sell slaves as they liked, Jackson used this to his advantage by gaining the support of the south.
Write a short song about State's Rights.
Andrew Jackson supported the States rights act. This argument was one of the main causes for the Civil War.