Thursday, February 18, 2016

Why is Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?

Since you all asked me about why Jackson was on the $20 bill I thought I would find some resources. Personally, I have a feeling he was selected in 1928 because people still saw him as a champion of "the common man" and democracy when compared to the elitist paradigm that had existed before him.  The American understanding of the issue of the Indian Removal act has changed things since the 1960's and so has our view of Jackson.  I have given you some resources here in case you would like to know more.

Hamilton will share the 10 Dollar Bill with a woman that is to be named later in 2020:



Washington Post Article on why Jackson is on the $20:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/03/06/why-is-andrew-jackson-on-the-20-bill-the-answer-may-be-lost-to-history/

History Channel Video on the reasons why he is on the $20:
http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/andrew-jackson/videos/jackson-and-the-20-bill

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