A few weeks ago, we reported that liberals are trying to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. This came just weeks after Harriet Tubman came out on top of a nationwide poll asking what woman should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
This week, Democrat senators announced that they are supporting the plan to replace Hamilton on the currency with Tubman. According to USA Today, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. announced on Thursday that she has designed the Harriet Tubman Currency Tribute Act of 2015 along with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. This legislation will direct the Secretary of the Treasury to make sure that all $10 Federal Reserve Notes will have Tubman’s face on it by the year 2021.
The new bill is set to come out in 2020, which is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote.
“Women’s history is American history,” said Mikulski, dean of the Senate Women. “Women have been trailblazers in shaping our nation, using grit, passion and determination to seize the day and make a difference. Harriet Tubman was brave beyond measure in fighting for those who could not fight for themselves. Featuring her on the $10 bill will be a fitting tribute, recognizing her lasting legacy while inspiring future generations of women and girls.”
Harriet Tubman was a slave for 30 years before she finally escaped in 1849. Over the next ten years, she returned to the South hundreds of times to lead thousands of other African Americans to freedom.
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