Andrew Jackson Project

Andrew Jackson Project

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  • BY Samuel Avilucea
  • Andrew Jackson should not be on the $20 bill because of his actions with the Indians, his spoils system, his decisions with the bank, and selfishly using Jacksonian Democracy. He may be able to be on the $20 bill because of his state's rights position.
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • The spread of democracy to the common man and majority
  •    Jacksonian democracy gave the common man the rights to vote.  This gave the majority of men in the U.S a right to vote.
  • Spoils System
  • Jackson replaced 1000, or 20% of the federal officeholders
  • A system where civil servants and public offices are changed to the president’s party supporters
  • To people with of his political party, helping him achieve his ideas and objectives.
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  • Indian Removal Policy
  • Act passed in 1830 that made the government establish treaties making Native Americans move west.
  • As well as clear out land for westward expansion
  • Jackson's act of giving all people the ability to vote was a selfish act. He knew that he represented the common person in the election, so giving more common people the power to vote gave him many more votes in the election. Therefore, Jackson should not be on the $20 bill.
  • War on national bank/Economic decisions
  • The bank had attempted to recharter, and in retaliation, Jackson vetoed the recharter bill. Jackson had attacked the bank in the press, and the bank made it harder for businesses to get money.  
  • Another reason Jackson should not be on the $20 bill is because he replaced a large number of political offices to people with his political views. He replaced a large number of people in order to gain more power in the government, a fairly selfish act
  • State's Rights
  • The debate of which powers the states do and do not possess
  • The third reason Jackson should not be on the $20 bill is because he made Native Americans move away from their homeland because he didn't like them. He eventually used the land later, but once again, his personal views effected his political life.
  • Jackson used the Indian Removal Policy to remove Native Americans
  • The final reason Jackson should not be on the $20 bill is because of his war on the national bank. He let a personal dispute with the bank get control of him, and once he dealt with it, America's economy was in ruin
  • Jackson set up state banks in an attempt to destroy the national bank.
  • This eventually worked, but the with the bank gone, the economy plummeted
  • One reason Jackson should be on the $20 bill is his state's rights policy. One's political views do not discredit anything else, and his ability to beat even his own vice president in debates make him worthy of being on the $20 bill. 
  • Jackson wanted the federal government to have more power
  • This made his own vice president his political enemy.
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