Makes me a little bit proud to be an American, right now:
“Move Over, Andrew Jackson. Harriet Tubman Is Coming to the $20 Bill.”
It’s awesome. “Andrew Jackson was a meanie.”
Such a win: he was such an ass (pun intended). If we know our history, we know he was awfully proud of being called a jackass. So proud he took on that term and it lasts to this day for the Democratic party, as our symbol.
And we remember how he “treated” Native Americans, right? “Andrew Jackson was instrumental in Indian Removal policies which included broken treaties, ignoring the supreme court and the checks and balances system, theft of their land, forced migration and ethnic cleansing so that him and his family could buy cheap and profitable land.” “Andrew Jackson “was a forceful proponent of Indian removal,” according toPBS.Others have a less genteel way of describing the seventh president of the United States.
“Andrew Jackson was a wealthy slave owner and infamous Indian killer, gaining the nickname ‘Sharp Knife’ from the Cherokee,” writes Amargi on the websiteUnsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice.
“He was also the founder of the Democratic Party, demonstrating that genocide against indigenous people is a nonpartisan issue. His first effort at Indian fighting was waging a war against the Creeks. President Jefferson had appointed him to appropriate Creek and Cherokee lands. In his brutal military campaigns against Indians, Andrew Jackson recommended that troops systematically kill Indian women and children after massacres in order to complete the extermination. The Creeks lost 23 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama, paving the way for cotton plantation slavery. His frontier warfare and subsequent ‘negotiations’ opened up much of the southeast U.S. to settler colonialism.”
Replaced by such a heroine:
Amazing: out with one of the greatest murderers in American history, in with one of the greatest heroines.