Skip to comments.But what about the women? (Drive to put a woman on the $20)
Posted on 03/25/2015 9:55:51 PM PDT by rey
Article about drive to replace Jackson on the $20.
ALICE PAUL (1885 - 1977) BETTY FRIEDAN (1921 - 2006) SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (1924 - 2005) SOJOURNER TRUTH (C.1797 - 1883) RACHEL CARSON (1907 - 1964) ROSA PARKS (1913 - 2005) BARBARA JORDAN (1936 - 1996) MARGARET SANGER (1879 - 1966) PATSY MINK (1927 - 2002) CLARA BARTON (1821 - 1912) HARRIET TUBMAN (C.1822 - 1913) FRANCES PERKINS (1880 - 1965) SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1820 - 1906) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884 - 1962) ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815 - 1902)
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How about Margaret Thatcher?
She must have at least been related to an American?
Shouldn’t that be good enough?
Put a steak on the $20.00 ... a “Bone-In Rib Eye” ... and I’ll be happy.
OMG that is like a catalog of villains with the one and only exception of Clara Barton. That said, I am not a fan of Jackson and would like to see him replaced. My personal preference would be with Calvin Coolidge or Grover Cleveland (the last great Democrat).
Andrew Jackson was known as “The Indian Fighter” so a movement to get rid of him on the $20 bill
I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.
While his countenance graces our $20 bill, many Americans do not know much about the life of Andrew Jackson. He is often remembered as the hero of the Battle of New Orleans or condemned as the man responsible for the Trail of Tears. He was in truth a man of many contradictions: impetuous and reckless frontiersman and charming gentleman; signer of the Indian Removal Act and devoted father of an adopted Indian orphan; champion of freedom and the preservation of the Union and unrepentant slave holder. He was described as both a quintessential mans man, fond of well-cut clothes, racehorses, dueling, newspapers, gambling, whiskey, coffee, a pipe, pretty women, children, and good company, and a gentleman with a soft side: there was more of the woman in his nature than in that of any man I ever knew more of a womans tenderness toward children, and sympathy with them.
He was the first president to come from the common people and break the Virginia aristocracys hold on that office. After his inauguration, he threw open the doors of the White House for a public reception; the crowd of drunken well-wishers who attended grew so huge and unruly they had to be lured back out with large tubs of spiked punch placed on the front lawn. He was the first president to see himself as the direct representative of the people and thus to believe that his office should have great power and authority in shaping national affairs.
There is much to find repugnant in Andrew Jacksons life and career as it pertains to slavery and Native Americans. But that a man is flawed in some ways does not mean he cannot be inspiring in others, and it would be a shame not to learn from the high points of the life of The Old Lion:
Mrs Andrew Jackson.
Even if one finds fault with Jackson as the chief executive in Washington he was an accomplished man before going to Washington. His victories at Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans were decisive. If the military battles looked too easy it is because he did the difficult work getting into position, spending efforts at gaining intel, and using the best info to develop good plans.
Martha Washington was on the one dollar bill in the late 1800’s. Why not bring her back?
LOve it. The Mrs!!!
Gads, Betty Friedan, really?
How about Abigail Adams or Dolley Madison?
How’d you get that to copy? I couldn’t. What talent! Thanks.
Slippery slope. God only knows what’s next.
Susan B Anthony has a coin already. I bet they’ll pick a black woman to be PC.
“and got rid of the Federal Reserve. “
Try the Second Bank of the United States and you’ll be a winner. The Fed didn’t exist then.
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