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These People Don’t Like the ‘Tubman Twenty’

Opinions on the Harriet Tubman $20 bill seem to be running generally positive, but there are some objections, beginning with a prominent self-professed fan of the portrait currently adorning the twenty, Donald Trump. “Andrew Jackson had a great history and I

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew …

Obama Administration Moves to Add Women, Blacks to $5 and $10 Bills

Now that Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew has confirmed his agency’s decision to replace President Andrew Jackson with black Republican Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill, the Obama administration is looking to place more leaders of the women’s suffrage movement onto the back of the $10 bill and plans to add black civil rights leaders onto the back of the $5 bill.

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew …

WaPo: Harriet Tubman Does Not Belong on a Symbol of Capitalism

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog has elevated a new argument against putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill to honor her struggle against slavery: Tubman “fought the oppressive system that launched our economy” — i.e. slavery was capitalism.

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew …

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said Wednesday.

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Politico: Andrew Jackson Stays on the $20–Because He Deserves It

He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma territory. He was a hot-headed general, quick to violence and known to overstep his legal bounds, as when he summarily executed two Britons for aiding the Indian enemy during the First Seminole War.