Thursday, June 18, 2015

Keep Alexander Hamilton, Replace Andrew Jackson

Letter to 
United States Secretary of the Treasury 
United States Department of the Treasury

We, the undersigned, hereby petition the United States Department of the Treasury to reverse and revise its recent decision concerning the design of the U.S. $10 bill. As such, it is our request that the former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, remain on the $10 bill, and that the former president, Andrew Jackson be removed from the $20 bill in favor of a historically significant American woman yet to be determined at a later date. 

In support of this petition, we present the following: 

Alexander Hamilton: Renowned aide-de-camp to General, and future president, George Washington during the Revolutionary War; co-writer of the Federalist Papers in support of the U.S. Constitution; supporter of abolition; first Secretary of the Treasury and founder of the U.S. financial system, including the Bank of New York and the First Bank of the United States.

Andrew Jackson: Despotic General and president; slave owner and trader; opponent to the Second Bank of the United States, and instigator and supporter of economic policies that led to the devastating Panic of 1837; slaughterer of Native Americans as both military officer and commander-in-chief, and staunch supporter of Native American relocation including the controversial Indian Removal Act (1830).

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©2015 Steve Sagarra

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