Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

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  • Andrew Jackson should not be on the $20 bill because he was inconsiderate and only made decisions that benefited him. Beside the Jacksonian democracy, the spoils system, Indian Removal Policy, State's Rights, and the Bank War only benefited himself.  
  • Sources: Textbook Ch12
  • Does Andrew Jackson deserve to be on the $20 bill?    Gisselle Lazo     Period 3
  • Jacksonian Democracy 
  • As president, I Andrew Jackson shall promise that I will look out for the common man and make sure all people shall have political power. 
  • This term does make him worthy of being on the $20 bill because it allowed more people to have political power. So Jacksonian Democracy gave the people to gain rights to vote.
  • Spoils System 
  • This proves that Jackson should be removed from the $20 bill because he got to chose the people he wanted in the office, which only benefitted him because he would choose people who have the same ideas and would support Jackson's decisions.
  • Indian Removal Policy
  • The Jacksonian Democracy represented a provocative blending of the best and worst qualities of American Society. Jackson used this to his advantage because when he was running for president Adams he was very upset. So since then, he was committed to gain back the presidency, which split the Democratic-Republican Party between the supporter of Jackson and Adams. So since the Jacksonian Democracy spread the political power for the people, more people had gained the right to vote which led to him becoming president.  
  • State's Rights 
  • This shows that Andrew Jackson is not worthy of being on the $20 bill because he wanted just the government and himself be control of rights and declaring if they're unconstitutional.  
  • The Spoils System is the practice of a successful political party giving the public office to its supporters. In Jackson's view, too many career politicians walked the streets of Washington. states, "Jackson believed in rotation in office. America was best served with clearing out the old office holders and replacing them with new appointees of the winning candidates" ( Jackson believed that this was more democratic.
  • War on National Bank/Economic Decisions 
  • Jackson thought that the bank was unconstitutional, harmful to the state's rights, and dangerous to the liberties of people. Which shows how Jackson should be replaced from the $20 bill because  the State's Rights  mostly benefited him so it wouldn't effect the people but him. 
  • The Indian Removal Act means that it provided for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal from west of the river, Mississippi. Andrew Jackson thought that his policy was just and liberal. That it would allow Native Americans to keep their way of life. This was an advantage to him because gave the government the power to relocate any Native Americans.   
  •  Jackson should not be on the $20 bill because he would move the Native American Indians and says this would not affect the way of life, but it did create hardship and affected the relationship between the whites and the Native American.     
  • State's Rights are the rights and powers held by individual U.S. states rather than by the federal government. Jackson used this to his advantage because he asked Congress to enact legislation permitting him to use federal troops to enforce federal laws in the face of nullification. 
  • The Bank War means that it refers to the political struggle, which advanced to the issue of recharting the second bank of the U.S. He used this bank war to his advantage by making sure the state banks are in control of the money and not one large national bank.  
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