Letters to the Editor

Keep Andrew Jackson

I have no problem with an iconic woman being on the $20 bill as suggested by Gail Collins’ March 24 article, A woman's place is on the $20 bill. But Andrew Jackson should not be removed. His victory over the British in 1815 saved New Orleans and most likely our fledgling nation.

The Europeans learned we were here to stay. He was outnumbered two to one, but still prevailed. More than 50 percent of “his troop" were irregulars: free blacks, native Americans, militias from Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky, townspeople, Creoles, and pirates. He went on to be elected our seventh president.

Yes he had flaws, but he was a significant figure in the development of our country.

Mark Wickman, North Miami