Last year, Barack Obama directed the Treasury Department to work on a new $20 bill. They were to replace the image of Andrew Jackson with one of Harriet Tubman. In addition to placing a portrait of the former slave and abolitionist on the $20 bill, the Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew said that they were also looking into putting more women and civil rights leaders (activists) on the $5 and $10 bills. Additionally, they were looking at trying to portray Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the back of the $10 bill.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office. Many are considering this act as being symbolic of Trump sharing some of the same attributes that Jackson was described as having and the way both men became president.
Both Jackson and Trump faced supposedly controversial elections.
In 1824, four men ran for the presidency, all from the same Democratic-Republican Party. The first was John Quincy Adams, son of the second president, John Adams. John Quincy Adams had a long political career, serving as UN Minister to the Netherlands (1794-1797), to Prussia (1797-1801), US Senator from Massachusetts (1803-1808), US Minister to Russia (1809-1814), US Envoy to Great Britain (1815-1817) and US Secretary of State (1817-1825) under President James Monroe.
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