This is not the actual plan for the new bill’s layout but shows Tubman all over the bill. “Tubman’s $20 Takeover” by Garrett Gauntt.
Little green men. For those of us
lucky enough, when we open our
wallet these men are staring at us.
Some people may even have women
in their wallet but that’s not currency
and that’s a whole other subject.
The U.S. Treasury recently announced
a change in currency that
may just allow little green women to
appear in our wallets.
The Treasury secretary Jacob J.
Lew made an announcement on
April 20, 2016 that there will be two
bill changes, not of value, but of the
people on them.
This comes from a recent social
push for getting important women in
history to be recognized by the government
in an everlasting way and
also the questionable racism and sexism
of only having white men on the
This issue came into public view
by a new progressive treasury and
strong support by U.S citizens spearheaded
by the feminist movement.
On political scale both the Republican
and Democrat party support
this movement of getting women on
a bill. Even in a recent Republican
debate one of the ending questions
was “Which women should be on the
10 dollar bill?”
Three of the candidates answered
with “Rosa Parks,” but Ted Cruz who
also said Parks mentioned somewhere
around the line that we should keep
Hamilton on the $10 bill and kick
Jackson off the $20 bill. Cruz’s idea
was very near to that of what actually
The Treasury released their plan
of placing Harriett Tubman on $20
bill and removing Andrew Jackson
from the bill.
Harriet Tubman was a chosen
to be put on this bill because of her
activism against slavery and her extensive
work freeing thousands of
slaves working in the Underground
“I like the fact the fact that they
picked Harriet Tubman instead of
Susan B. Anothy because I think less
people know about Harriet Tubman.
What she did was important,” former
Modern Global and current World
History II teacher Caroline Bare stated.
Tubman’s face will replace Jackson’s,
but the pose/picture that is
planned to go there has not been released
to the public.
Now to the $10 bill. Alexander
Hamilton is not being removed from
it; instead, people are being added.
On the opposite side of the bill from
Hamilton the treasury plans to place
five influential American women.
The space management has not
been questioned yet but may be a
problem. Over all, this does allow for
many women to be recognized for
their activist work.
The women going on the ten dollar
bill are Lucretia Mott, Sojourner
Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul. They
are all activists from their generation
that worked with improving areas
in a variety of issues that range from
religion reform to abolitionism to
“I think when it comes to history,
women don’t really get talked about.
Like even on history SOL’s you see
men talked about signifcantly more,”
Bare said. “I really think it’s a step in
the right direction.”