Title: Andrew Jackson Topic: Does Andrew Jackson Deserve To Be Pictured On A Twenty Dollar Bill?

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Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, deserves to have his picture engraved on the twenty-dollar bill. Jackson's perilous military achievement and leadership as well as democratic principles demonstrated during his presidency have made a significant contribution to American history and political life.Andrew Jackson led his troops to decisive victories against the Creeks in Alabama and against the British in New Orleans. In the war of 1812 the Creek Indians, British allies, had threatened the southwestern borders of the United States. A major general in the Tennessee militia, Jackson with the help of his troops successfully defeated the Creek Indians in ...view middle of the document...

Wanting economic opportunity for all men, Jackson acted on his leadership skills to protect the rights of farmers, artisans, and small shopkeepers from the selfish interests of large businesses and monopolies. Jackson wanted to help common Americans by letting them have a say in politics. He allowed many people to vote than ever before, therefore making the government more directly responsible to the people. He believed that the president should use full power as granted by the constitution. In that capacity, he made the most presidential vetoes than all the presidents before him. Jackson's use of the presidential veto was an effective measure to create a more balanced central government by decentralizing power in both the executive and legislative branch making them equal to each other. This set an effective standard for presidential procedure. Never hesitant, Jackson argued with the Supreme Court or Congress when their positions conflicted with the best interests of all the people. Jackson's efforts to make reforms for the common man...

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