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American Survival Radio #5

Andrew Jackson

Got change for a twenty? I’ll give you change, how about changing the face on the bill? Andrew Jackson (the first Democrat to be elected president gets tossed into the dustbin of history in favor of former slave, abolitionist, and Republican Harriet Tubman (of the famous Underground Railroad). American Survival Radio finds out how Jackson went from revered to reviled, plus a review of recent earthquake activity all over the Pacific Rim’s “Ring of Fire” and what you should do if you get caught in the middle of some major tremors. read more

Change For A Twenty? I’ll Say!

Andrew Jackson

Hey, Got change for a twenty? Be careful who you ask. I asked the government, and they gave me change, but it’s not what you think. They changed the face on the twenty dollar bill!

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew recently announced a historically symbolic makeover of American currency, proposing to replace Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the former slave and abolitionist. He also promised to add women and civil rights leaders to the $5 and $10 bills.

Originally, Secretary Lew wanted to get rid of his predecessor, first treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton, taking him off the 10 dollar bill, but a coincidence right out of “news of the weird” changed his mind. A Broadway musical (a rap musical no less) on the life of Hamilton just happened to become a big hit and may have saved Hamilton, who was, one more weird fact, killed in a duel with one of our first vice presidents, Aaron Burr. read more