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The U.S. Department of Treasury has settled the debate on how the image of Harriet Tubman will be incorporated onto legal tender, with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announcing that the slavery abolitionist will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill and not Alexander Hamilton (on the $10 bill) as it had been suspected she might.
“What she did to free people on an individual basis and what she did afterward. That’s a legacy of what an individual can do in a democracy,” Lew said in a statement that he delivered to the press in lieu of the decision.
While Tubman will indeed take up the front side of the twenty as the first woman to ever head a U.S. banknote, Jackson won’t be completely wiped off of the bill. The bust of the nation’s seventh President will simply be switched to the backside of the twenty so that both historic figures may be glorified.
In addition to Tubman being circulated into currency a slate of other important women will be honored come the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, as the back of the $10 bill is supplanted with a montage featuring suffrage movement heroes Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul.