HARRIET TUBMAN TO REPLACE ANDREW JACKSON ON THE $20 DOLLAR BILL

HARRIET TUBMAN TO REPLACE ANDREW JACKSON ON THE $20 DOLLAR BILL

Natasha Caudill, Staff Writer

     It has been announced that by 2020, Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 dollar bill.

     Last year, treasury secretary Jacob J. Lew proposed a plan to put a woman on the $10 dollar bill. Based on counterfeiting assessments, the bill was due for a makeover for which a woman would be honored with. Harriet Tubman, a prominent leader of the Underground Railroad, became a top contender.

     In an unlikely turn of events, Alexander Hamilton was saved from being removed off the $10 bill. After seeing the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Lew decided he would keep the original treasury secretary on the bill. Instead, Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Jackson is best known for his orchestrating of the genocide of thousands of Cherokee Indians, commonly known as the Trail of Tears. Because of this, many support his removal from the bill.

     By 2020, Harriet Tubman will grace the $20 bill and woman and civil rights activists will added to the back of the $5 and $10 dollar bills, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott.