Hey. Do you think Jackson deserves to be on the 20 dollar bill?
Yea, of course
Why is that?
He came up with very unique ways for people to vote for him. For example he used Jacksonian Democracy
Then hear this. He gave some of his followers jobs in office, so they have the same opinion as him. This was called the Spoils System.
That's only 1 good reason though
Ty Manthey, Sources: TB CH12, Andrew Jackson-His opinion on the National Bank, Bank Wars-HISTORY
Indian Removal Policy
Got any other good reasons?
Indeed I do. He passed a bill that stated all Natives moved west, or became American citizens, as long as they move. The people loved this, because when gold was found on Cheeroke land, it forced all the Natives to move of the land so U.S. citizens could go and get it for themselves.
Jacksonian Democracy is the thought of spreading political power to everyone, and to assure majority rule. He was able to use this to his advantage because he was able to convince his followers that he would look after them. He cared about his followers so this means he should be on the 20 dollar bill
There can't be more.
Oh but there is. He believed that all states should have the same amount of power to the government. This was called State Rights
Spoils System is the practice of giving governmental jobs to political backers. He used this to his advantage because he put his followers in office, so they wouldn't disagree with him. Because he not only gave people jobs, but also was smart about it, he deserves to be on the 20 dollar bill.
War on National Bank
How many reasons do you have?!
This act was called the Indian Removal Policy. This was an act passed by congress that made all Natives either move west or become American citizens. He used this to his advantage because at the time no one really like the Natives so it was a win win for the people. It was a win win for the people because Cheeroke land had lost of gold, so people could go gather gold without the natives bothering them. This was smart of Jackson because people were getting free gold, so more people wanted to vote for him.
States Rights meant that all states had the same amount of power as the government. Jackson used this to his advantage because a lot of the larger states wanted power. The larger the state the larger the population. So many people from these large states began to follow his ideas. This is another reason why he should stay on the 20 dollar bill.
The War on the National Bank was the political struggle that developed that was created when creating the Second National Bank. He used this to his advantage because he knew it would harm state rights and if it did harm state rights then he would lose these bigger states. If he lost the bigger states then he would lose the states population as well.
Just one more. He disagreed with another National Banking system because he knew it would harm state rights.