April 20, 2016


Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

HB Lindsey/Underwood Archives/Getty Images
HB Lindsey/Underwood Archives/Getty Images

Your wallet will never look the same: According to a new report from Politico, United States treasury secretary Jack Lew is preparing to announce plans today (Apr. 20) that will change a slew of American dollar bills, most notably knocking Andrew Jackson off the front of the $20 bill and replacing him with Harriet Tubman.

Politico adds this won't be only change announced by Lew, who also plans to "include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill."

Also noteworthy is that former president Jackson won't be totally booted off the $20 bill, but will likely remain on the back. The seventh president was suggested to be removed from the bill after news broke in summer 2015 that Alexander Hamilton was potentially getting the boot from the $10 bill. Critics suggested a change for Jackson (whose legacy includes kicking Native Americans off their land) instead of Hamilton, who helped create the U.S. Treasury Department and the financial system we use today.

Stay tuned for more exciting cash-money announcements.