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History: Andrew Jackson
Updated: 3/15/2020
History: Andrew Jackson
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  • Indian Removal Act: A law that authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory
  • Sources: TCI and UsHistory.org
  • Andrew Jackson is not worthy of being on the $20 bill!
  • Join me, Kadynce Ruane, to remove Jackson off the $20 bill!
  • States Rights: the powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government
  • Jacksonian Democracy: the idea that the common people should control the government
  • This doesn't make him worthy of being on the $20 bill because his use of it was only for his personal gain. Since he couldn’t win the electoral vote, he had to find a way to win the popular vote.
  • Jackson used the it to get the common people such as farmers and workers to vote in the elections. He was able to gain many votes due to this and used it to win the presidency election.
  • Spoils System: the practice of rewarding political supporters with government jobs
  • War on Nation Bank/Economic Decisions: the campaign begun by President Andrew Jackson in 1833 to destroy the Second Bank of the United States and create individual state banks
  • So he isn't worthy of being on the $20 bill because he kicked the qualified people out of the office positions and put people that he chose in. Those were his “friends” so they would always agree with him, thus not bringing in other truthful opinions.
  • Jackson used it to replace Republican officeholders with Democrats and rotate the government officials
  • Jackson used it to get the Indians to move west. Those who didn’t move were militarily forced to leave the area.
  • Thus making him not worthy of being on the $20 bill because he forced the Indians to leave their home, not mattering whether or not the Indians didn’t want to. They had the land first and should have had the right to stay there.
  • His denial of States Rights does not make him worthy of being on the $20 bill because one of their rights was the ability to nullify a law, and Jackson did not support it. That right should not be taken away from the states.
  • Jackson did not support states rights relating to the Doctrine of Nullification because he thought it would cause a withdrawal of the states from the union.When South Carolina wanted to nullify a tariff, he didn’t allow it.
  • His actions in the War on National Bank does not make him worthy of being on the $20 bill because he took down the national bank, and created smaller state banks. That led to inflation and caused the Panic of 1837, which wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t withdraw federal government funds.
  • Jackson believed the national bank only supported the upper class and not the common man. He ordered the withdrawal of federal government funds from the Bank of the United States and to put the money into state banks. Those state banks gave loans to the lower class.
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