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  •  Agreed. I'd rather see almost anyone (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, WakeUpNeo, gizmo59

    other than Jackson.

    Reagan would not be my first choice, but any of the others you mention, or maybe Teddy Roosevelt would be an agreeable choice.

    (By the way, Grant is no prize on the 50 either, but he doesn't offend me as much as Jackson.)

    •  TR's opinions on Native Americans (2+ / 0-)
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      were terrible, too, however. So while I agree with you, there would be an irony involved.

      My top 6 presidents, with all their imperfections (and every single one had at least one severe blot on his record) are Lincoln, Washington, FDR, TR, Truman, and LBJ. I may be too ignorant of 19th-century history to fairly evaluate presidents like Jefferson, Monroe, and the Adamses sufficiently. I also think Eisenhower was pretty good, overall. And after his second term (which is somewhat likely to occur) is over, I may consider Obama better than at least one of the names I mentioned above (perhaps LBJ, depending on whether he actually gets the troops out of Afghanistan and manages the defeat well, and on what important legislation is able to be passed). But I would be fine with the bills currently being printed ($1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100) being drawn from my top-6 list or/and Eisenhower. Jefferson, who after all wrote the constitution, is fine, and neither of the Adamses would bother me.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Mon May 28, 2012 at 12:40:56 AM PDT

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    •  Need one obvious Democrat on the currency. nt (0+ / 0-)

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    •  You studied the wrong history (1+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge

      The Dunning School of Southern History has spared no effort over the past 150 years to slander US Grant.

      The most recent biography cleans up a lot of the mess, but too many students, like yourself, learned it wrong in school.

      Another example where Confederates like to claim that "History is written by the winners."

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