Andrew Jackson Project

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  • Eric Amaya Period 3 3/12/19 Andrew Jackson does not belong on the twenty dollar bill because he was self-centered and destructive. Sources: Pages 370-371, Creating America, McDOUGAL LITTELL, 2006 The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, Spoils System, Encyclopedia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/spoils-system Indian Removal Act: Primary Documents in American History, Library of Congress, https://guides.loc.gov/indian-removal-act  The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, State’s Rights, Encyclopedia Britannica, Jan 29, 2019, https://www.britannica.com/topic/states-rights The Editor’s of History.com, Bank War, History, December 15, 2009, https://www.history.com/topics/19th-century/bank-war
  • I don't think Andrew Jackson should be on the twenty dollar bill!
  • Why not? He believed in Jacksonian Democracy, Letting political power be given to all citizens, and the spoils system, If a political party wins an election it rewards its campaign workers with the losing political party’s campaign worker’s government appointments and positions and vice-versa. His belief in Jacksonian democracy and the spoils system won him his first term as president.
  • But he only envisioned Jacksonian Democracy for white males and it was his secretary that believed in the spoils system.
  • He shouldn't be on the 20 dollar bill because he only listened to people who agreed with him, like people who agreed with him on state's rights, and this makes him a bad leader because he couldn't take criticism. And he tried to destroy the second national bank because he thought his opposition to it was what made him president a second time, showing him to be an oblivious president, making him unworthy of the picture on the bill.
  • He also doesn't deserve to be on the 20 dollar bill because he is a selfish racist. He shows this when signing the Indian Removal Policy, around 4000 Cherokee Natives died while being forcefully relocated because of the policy, but Andrew didn't care because Americans were able to mine for gold now in the Native's old land.
  • WHAT!!! Wow, he doesn't deserve to be on the twenty dollar bill.
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