History Alive: Andrew Jackson and the $20 Bill

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF (11 pages)
Share this resource


Andrew Jackson, one of the most controversial presidents in American history, has been on the $20 bill since 1928. In this activity, students work as investigators analyzing evidence to determine if he should remain on the $20 or if he should be removed.

Students analyze 6 pieces of evidence from the History Alive textbook. As they examine each piece of evidence, they must determine if it supports their case or the other argument. If it supports the other side, they must develop a rebuttal to that evidence. This activity is great practice at developing a thesis, supporting that thesis with evidence, and identifying and addressing the counterclaims.

Other Andrew Jackson Products:

Andrew Jackson Jigsaw Debate

Andrew Jackson DBQ

Andrew Jackson GooseChase: Digital Scavenger Hunt

If you do not have access to the History Alive textbook, you may be interested in the Webquest version of this activity:

Andrew Jackson Webquest - The $20 Bill Argument

Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up