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But the Treasury is displacing Hamilton?

“I’ve always found it a bit odd that we Americans choose to honor a man who hated the banking system, who sent thousands of Native Americans to their deaths by taking their land by force and who introduced the system of pork barrel spending and patronage to our political system with a spot on some of our currency.  I’m talking about President Andrew Jackson–who has been on the $20 bill since 1928.  There had been a groundswell of support for removing Jackson from the 20 due in large part to his policies–and those of his handpicked successors in the Democratic Party–that not only sent Indians on the Trail of Tears but also solidified the hold of slavery in the South, and pretty much set the US on an irreversible course toward the Civil War…. ”

Via Those We Choose To Honor @ My Two Cents.

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