The New $20 Bill: Harriet Tubman vs. Andrew Jackson Quiz

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  1. Is it significant that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the 20-dollar bill? Why or why not? [1]
  2. Why is Andrew Jackson a controversial historical figure? Use evidence from the text to explain. [1]
  3. After reading the article, what other information might be useful in evaluating whether the correct decision was made regarding the 20-dollar bill? [1]
  4. What is the main similarity between Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman? [1]
  5. What is the biggest difference between Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman? [1]
  6. Why do many American citizens care so much about symbolic gestures like putting Harriet Tubman’s face on the 20-dollar bill? [1]
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