Prompt: Should Andrew Jackson be on the 20 dollar bill?
Yes, I do believe that Andrew Jackson should be on the 20 dollar bill for many reasons. As quoted by Andrew Jackson “Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission”. Andrew Jackson started out from very humble beginnings, being orphaned from when he was a child. His father died before he was born, and during the Revolutionary War, his mother and both of his brothers were killed. From coming from very humble beginnings, he showed every american that a “common man” could become president. Jackson also deserves to be on the 20 dollar bill because when became president, he reformed Thomas Jefferson’s idea of “democratic republican” into the cohesive political party of the Democrats. The forming of this political party was important because previously, only the elitist of americans were in office. The democratic party allowed the ‘Common Man’ to be seen as presidential material. Jackson has many great economic accomplishments. One of the many is that Jackson reduced the national debt from the Revolutionary War and The War of 1812 to zero.
This is especially important because this is the first and only time that any president has been able to get rid of the debt completely. Andrew Jackson also made the executive branch stronger and empowered the branch. He created many executive branch powers that allowed many of the future presidents to make many decisions. This helped the common man because it allowed the common man to have a voice in office against the senate, which at the time was majorly elitist. Another reason Andrew Jackson deserves to be on the 20 dollar bill is that he was a great war hero. He won the Battle of New Orleans during The War of 1812. This win gave the United States a new spirit. According to the movie Andrew Jackson, people were proud to say that they were Americans after the Battle of New Orleans.