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Janemarie25
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CommunistDog
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Should Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the 20$ bill?

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Janemarie25
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/19/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Janemarie25

Con

There is absolutely no reason to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. Andrew Jackson has been on the twenty dollar bill since 1928, so why change it now? Jackson was the first president to be elected by popular sentiment, and he did so three times! He was also a war hero as a major general in the War of 1812. He was also the first president who was previously a prisoner of war. Jackson wasn't born into wealth either, he worked his way up from nothing. The argument against Jackson is the whole Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, right? Well, what most people don't know is that Jackson adopted two Native American boys. Jackson is obviously one of the best presidents in US History. Granted, Harriet Tubman also has accomplished great feats in history, but why should she replace the great Andrew Jackson? If anything, another bill should be created.
CommunistDog

Pro

I will support my argument by stating many awards, achievements and honors he recieved which led him to becoming an honorable figure, worthy enough to be on the 20$ bill.

My argument will be entirely based off of different articles as well as previous research of my own:
-His work as an army commander was commendable and extraordinary. He became a national war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans. He was a strict officer but popular with his troops, which acquired him the popular nickname ‘Old Hickory’.
-President Jackson managed to reduce the federal debt to $33,733.05 which was the lowest debt had been since 1791
- As the President of United States, his works were highly respected and admired by the citizens of America. One of his greatest feats as the president was his firm stand in the battle against the monopoly.
-He was referred to as the first "citizen-president", representing the common man.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by CommunistDog 1 year ago
CommunistDog
Harriet Tubman doesn't deserve the 20 dollar bill. She deserves the hundred for her extreme recognition in freeing slaves.
Posted by Janemarie25 1 year ago
Janemarie25
Most people around that time period owned slaves. I agree that is a downfall on his part, but he also achieved many great and important things & he helped shape America today. Jackson is a perfect fit for the twenty dollar bill. Granted, Tubman achieved great things as well, but why should she replace Jackson? If anything make another bill, don't replace
Posted by Ziyah 1 year ago
Ziyah
That's the problem with this country. United States of Amnesia. Because of white supremacy this country refuse to give the Hebrew Israelites any credit for building this country. Harriet Tubman is just as important as Jackson's and she didn't own any slaves. But freed thousands. She was definitely a solder, warrior, hero and amazing women.
Posted by Surrealism 1 year ago
Surrealism
I think the argument is more along the lines of "Andrew Jackson shouldn't be on a bill because he SHUT DOWN THE NATIONAL BANK and caused the Panic of 1837."
Posted by GOAT_23_6 1 year ago
GOAT_23_6
Is there currently an argument saying he should be replaced by Tubman or just anyone in general?
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro should've been arguing that Harriet Tubman should replace andrew jackson, but instead gave a list of Jackson's achievements which led him to be on the 20$ bill. This is basically a concession, since Pro was on Con's side all along. Therefore I give arguments to Con.
Vote Placed by tajshar2k 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I am have to give arguments to Con. Pro, should have been arguing that Andrew Jackson should be replaced, instead you argued Andrew Jackson should stay. For that reason I have to give arguments to Con.
Vote Placed by Pase66 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con literally conceded to pro's case by giving arguments of wy Andrew Jackson should not be replaced.