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Jacksonian Misconceptions

Proponents of Andrew Jackson’s policies cite his… veto of the rechartering of the Second National Bank as a victory for the ‘little guy.’  Old Hickory was defending the interests of  States and the common man against the wicked monopoly held by the ‘monstrous’ bank.  208 more words


National Bank cutting 'hundreds' of jobs amid economic slowdown

MONTREAL – The National Bank of Canada is eliminating “several hundred” jobs as part of a restructuring resulting from the economic slowdown.

In an internal memo to employees, CEO Louis Vachon also attributed the decision to “increasingly fierce competition.” 142 more words


U.S. President Andrew Jackson: Surprising Facts about the Man on the Twenty Dollar Bill

When Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828, he was the first to reach that office as a self-made man. He was born into a poor family in South Carolina. 351 more words

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