Harriet Tubman to go on $20 bill; Hamilton to stay on $10

by REENA FLORES  |  published on April 20, 2016

A female face will soon grace the $20 bill, keeping U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton on the $10 note, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce late Wednesday.

The historical woman chosen to go on the bill: Harriet Tubman, the African-American abolitionist most famous for her role in helping slaves escape through the โ€œUnderground Railroad.โ€

Tubman, a former slave, will be replacing Andrew Jackson, the nationโ€™s seventh president and a former slave owner.

A Treasury spokesperson announced that Lew will make the announcement Wednesday, after markets close.

The original plan for getting a female face on U.S. currency has changed drastically in recent months.

  • Steven Kaspar

    Harriet Tubman was a republican gun carrying supporter of freedom and liberty and I for one would be proud to have her on the 20 dollar bill!

    • Patricia

      I don’t believe the Republican Party was formed just yet. It was Lincoln that formed the Republican Party and he signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law after abolishing slavery.
      (edit for correction)

  • Art The Fart

    This has to be a joke!

  • Cowboy

    Obama working hard to screw up America!

  • Richard Schnedorf

    Or, Hillary Clinton, or B.O. who stand up for nothing.

    • Jmanjo

      This whole affair is a sham. Obama keeps pushing his legacy crap on everything the nation holds dear! Perhaps, like the turmoil over the Southern heroes , he too will be packed up and sent off to the back of the property so we don’t have to see him..

  • Richard Schnedorf

    Jackson was no saint, a slave holder (Slavery was still legal before 1865), but was also responsible for the persecution and deaths of thousands of native Americans in the U.S. Western expansion into their native lands. So, not the best initial choice for the $20 bill. However, his replacement should have been closer to one of the other Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, rather some obscure person who violated existing Federal Law concerning Slavery.

  • Leave the money as is. Founding fathers and influential presidents only!

    • Only those with a good influence.

      • Patricia

        Nobody is perfect!

  • Cleverfun

    Yeah, but how long before they put Obama on the $3 bill?

    • Patricia

      Sick!! Worse would be him on the SCOTUS!
      All I know is we better get it right this election or we are done for.
      Say goodbye to freedom altogether and hello to socialism/marxisim!
      I like Sen Cruz At least he speaks about OUR freedom ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • dosadoe

    The Treasury Department certainly lacks imagination since they could have had more than one historical figure on the 20 dollar bill!

    • dennis w

      AGREE 100%…………..
      ALL THIS IS IS ‘PANDERING’………PERIOD……..

  • We should now put Obama on the three dollar bill.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • dennis w

      AS QUEER AS………….

      WITH YOU 100%……….
      HEARD THE EXPRESSION OFTEN…….

    • I’d rather see our Liar-In-Chief behind bars, where he belongs.

      • Patricia

        Let him take Killery with him!

        • Patricia

          And over half of Congress while I’m at it!

          • And all of the people that knew about Benghazi. That would be justice!

        • I’ve said this before… Hillary is a female Obama. Aside from all the lies she’s committed, she’d only concrete all of his policies if she were to become president. Makes me sick thinking about it. The Republican candidates need to grow up, stop their foolishness and talk about what really matters.

          • Patricia

            Agreed!

  • BlueViolets

    I can’t afford to carry more than a few singles so I won’t be seeing it. Our money is worth the paper it’s printed on. It used to be backed by gold and then by silver. And I’d wager there is no gold or silver in any federal depository.

  • kasper-ghost

    Yawn! Who’s next? Che? Mao? Raul? Hussein? How about the narcissist? My vote is for Pocahontas, Marie Curie, Jonas Salk, Amelia Earhart, Ronald Reagan, Frederick Douglass, Albert Einstein, Sandra Day O’Conner, etc., etc., etc., just to name a few. Or….leave our money as it is!

    • Patricia

      Nice pic ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • kasper-ghost

        Thank You! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • kasper-ghost

        Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Patricia

          Your welcome!

    • dennis w

      LEAVE IT AS IT IS….

      FOUNDING FATHERS AND PRESIDENTS ONLY……..

      I for one will not carry any 20s if they change to her…..
      I will request 10s instead………..

      got a feeling there will be a RUN on ten dollar bills….just sayin’…..

      • With you there, Brother.

        • USNavyPatriot

          Right! Leave our money alone. Certainly DO NOT put an angry looking Aunt Jamima on our $20!!!

      • kasper-ghost

        Agreed!

  • So, a hero of the American War of 1812 will be removed from the twenty dollar bill and replaced with a criminal. Though the condition of slavery was an atrocious condition, the fact is, slavery was legal. And, helping slaves escape their condition, though heroic, was a violation of the law. Many laws are unconstitutional, At the time of the practice of slavery in America, it was constitutionally authorized to hold slaves. I only hope no one suggest the replacement of other presidents on our money with depictions of the likes of Al Sharpton or Louis Farrakhan.

    • jmortensen

      Maybe we need more of those “Criminal” acts ‘ done for the greater good ..Rather then the corruption and Criminal acts that we are getting from obama and his gang of goons ..

      • Patricia

        This is an “act” of the “O” administration.
        The liberals want to rewrite history, especially that which is traditional.

        • rockcut

          Your comments made no sense at all. No one is rewriting history. Tubman was a very meaningful part of the American journey.

          • Patricia

            I am referring to changing money as it is. Just another way to erase history. Young people won’t recognize Andrew Jackson as to his importance in forming this country. H Tubman (at the time) broke the law, but, I suppose this doesn’t matter any more,…

          • rockcut

            Erase history…..that is such an overstatement. Plus, I cannot believe you are defending an immoral law. That is a poor very poor excuse. I was taught one should never obey an immoral law or order….

          • Patricia

            I am defending an imoral law?
            Now you are not making sense.
            It’s not an overstatement.
            Don’t you think our fed government should be focused on more important things?
            Just another shiny object to distact from the total FAILURE of this current administration!

          • rockcut

            yes you are: You stated, H Tubman (at the time) broke the law, The law she broke was immoral. That is not a hard concept to comprehend. Your claim of total failure is a silly claim. This is an important expression of our history. Plus, we as a nation, we are able to walk and chew gum at the same time.

          • d.dolcater

            And without Tubman, we’d still be able to.

          • Tom

            rockcut, you have rocks in your head? The bitch should have been shot as the criminal she was. And Barry will be shot dead for being the treasonous ass he is.

          • rockcut

            I see Tom you continue your little boy white rage with your silly ass comments.

          • d.dolcater

            I’ll bet that there are many laws which you obey which you deem “immoral”. If you were a soldier, and were ordered to burn a building full of enemy soldiers would you do it? Mass murder is certainly immoral, but then so is treason. And don’t tell me It’s different, they’re soldiers. People are people and dead is dead.

          • rockcut

            I faced that challenge for 22 years in the military and I was never given an immoral order according to my moral and religious beliefs.

          • Patricia

            First, thank you for your service ๐Ÿ˜‰
            Second, we still disagree.

          • d.dolcater

            What, exactly, was meaningful about her existence, other than to help some Negroes escape to the North? There are many women who would be better choices, such as Susan B. Anthony, or Marie Curie, or even Betsy Ross, all of whom did were much more meaningful to the American journey as a whole, than Harriet Tubman, whose deeds affected few people. Without her, very little would have changed from the way it turned out. But, of course, it would not be politically correct to put a white woman on the bill.

          • rockcut

            You show you know not the history of this woman. Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and a Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women’s suffrage.

            Do not try to cheapen her contributions to the United States. Stgop with the White women nonsense….and by the way I am white.

          • Jmanjo

            And they hung John Brown but missed Harriet. Is that what you are saying? I agree that if you had to change the bill you can find many many more deserving women than Tubman. We are also aware, like everything else under this administration , that very few people had any input into this issue and therefore should not have been instituted. With all the expenses of our government and now we have to incur the additional expense to overhaul a twenty dollar bill that honored one of our historical presidents and national hero! What a farce!

          • rockcut

            Well, some will agree with the selection and some will disagree with anyone picked or suggested. That is human nature. Personally, it is no big deal to lose sleep over.

          • Jmanjo

            I don’t know how you can explain that this selection is in any way a reflection of the desires of the American people as Tubman is practically unknown to most Americans in respect to our having any widespread appreciation for her accomplishments in comparison to the many more deserving Americans that could have been nominated! This is another example of this administration cramming itself down our throats!

          • rockcut

            Always back to the Black President and the whites feeling stuff shoved down their throat. I am white and I do not see and cramming now any one’s throat.

          • Jmanjo

            Its because you are too far gone!

          • rockcut

            What a weak childish school yard insult. Please up your game.

          • Jmanjo

            OK you are a self overrated blabber mouth with too much time in the military! Your comments are arcane and wordy suggesting you don’t have much else to do but aggravate others with your rhetoric! Enough said!

          • rockcut

            Oh, did I aggravate you when I called you up short with your insulting posts. I am so sorry to upset you. I must said your posts have little substance.

          • Jmanjo

            Actually, you keep describing yourself due to lack of substance!

          • So, what would have been better, Tubman on a new denomination bill? Or divide the nation with the changing of an existing bill? And your insistence Obama is black is misleading. He is half white and half black.And it is not a matter of race.it is a matter of politics. The puke is a Communist with Muslim theocratic leanings.

          • rockcut

            I disagree with you Obama is neither a Communist or has Muslim leanings., He has governed as a center right Democrat. He is not extreme at all. Bernie Sanders is more left than Obama.

          • Bernie is a Nut Job. You, apparently know nothing of Obama’s education. If he is a representation of Center Right Democrat, he is a wannabe tyrant and so is Center Right Democrat. If ignorance is bliss, you must be in your own little heavenly asylum.

          • rockcut

            he is not a wannabe tyrant.

          • O S M is.

          • Jmanjo

            That’s why if he ever appears on a bill it will have to be on an edge and not on side!

          • d.dolcater

            I am not trying to cheapen her accomplishments, which no doubt had an impact on people. However, I repeat, WHAT HAS SHE DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY AS A WHOLE, which would justify the honor of replacing Jackson with her?

          • rockcut

            Her accomplishments had an impact on the whole country, are you kidding? People are replaced on our money, that is no big deal. Jackson replaced Grover Cleveland. Oh, as an after thought, do you thing that Jackson’s treatment of the American Indians (walk of tears), and owning close to 200 slaves as accomplishments?

          • d.dolcater

            Since owning slaves was legal at the time of Jackson, that was no big deal. The walk of tears was certainly a big deal, one which is not justifiable. However he wasn’t the only American who mistreated the Indians. But he’s the only one who eliminate our debt entirely. I think that’s relatively important. He’s also the only one who soundly defeated the British in the war of 1812 while being severely outnumbered. Tell me how Harriet Tubman’s deeds had an effect on the whole country. And I agree with you that it’s no big thing to replace people on our money. It just seems to me that there are a lot more important issues worthy of our government’s attention, which is why I feel that this is more a distraction than anything else.

          • rockcut

            I can agree with some of your points and besides Jackson will be on the reverse side so in the end this change is “no big deal”.

          • Tom

            Go back to Africa with Barry if you love them so much.

          • rockcut

            Did I upset you, dear little white boy. You are a disgrace to my white race with such a school yard comment.

    • Patricia

      Liberals simply want to erase history.

      • Tom

        I wouldn’t mind seeing some of them erased. Start with the POS muslim c_ck-kisser Barack.

        • Patricia

          I agree, I probably would say it differently, but, it ends up being the same result.

    • rockcut

      I am a bit offended by your nit picking comments on the choice of Tubman selected for the 20 dollar bill. They are meaningless and they descend more into nonsense by using the Sharpton and Farrakhan comment. The honor for Tubman is well deserved for the accomplishments and the live she led. Your comments are nothing but unnecessary white noise.

      • White noise? Is that anything like supposed white privilege? I was taught that an act is a crime if it has a law against it, no matter the law is obscene or unconstitutional. The truth has been so twisted by progressive historians that our children are even being taught lies about our own recent history in our schools. Must we always turn a blind eye to the crimes of blacks? The crimes of Sharpton and Farrakhan go unpunished by the Obama administration. Their words and deeds have, and may yet, lead to violence by the black community, some even with calling for the murder of whites and all police officers by blacks. Nonsense? You are a suicidal idiot.

        • rockcut

          I see you misunderstood my white noise comment. I meant meaningless noise, but you could apply your white privilege comment to it. I was taught that any law, or order, that was immoral does not have to be obeyed, even those that might be ordered when I was a military man for 22 years. Your comments on sharpton and Farrakhan are a distraction .

          • It’s what I meant. As your white noise comment is as meaningless as “white privilege”. Slavery was NOT immoral in the eyes of those who made the law nor in the eyes of the black and Arab Africans who sold the people into slavery. Most of the world is now in agreement that owning slaves is immoral, except in the form of outrageous taxes and takings, and by Muslims. My comments on Sharpton and Farrakhan are quite germane to the present condition. None of us owes a damn thing to the descendants of American slaves. The slaves were given their freedom and many of their descendants have made well of that freedom. All too many have used their freedom to demand everything for nothing and some are slave owners in their own right. I probably learned more of the human condition if my short four years in the Marine Corps than it seems you have in your whole life.

          • rockcut

            Your ignorance is beyond measure: Example: I probably learned more of the human condition if my short four years in the Marine Corps than it seems you have in your whole life. I laughed out loud since I spend 22 years in the military and 14 of them overseas in other countries. So, back off with your 4 year nonsense. Slavery is immoral period, stop dancing around it. I support the change to Tubman on the 20……………deal with it.

          • Nearly half my tour was in a war zone, most of it in combat and civic action. Laugh all you want. It’s what insane people do. A great many don’t serve as long as you did. That does not lessen the value of their service. So back off with your, I couldn’t get a real job, attitude. By the way, exactly where, “overseas” is NOT an other country? I, and many sane people disagree with any change whatsoever. Deal with it.

          • rockcut

            Let me clear it up for you. I served in 6 different countries and fought in South East Asia. As far as get a real job. I had professional jobs after I left the service and after I retired I worked for a National Military Organization and even have a scholarship named in my honor. I support the change.

          • Well, rockcut, I commend you for your service and your continued work ethic. Just sorry that you didn’t learn to recognize tyranny while in that service.

          • rockcut

            Saying I did not or cannot recognize Tyranny makes no sense to me. You base that claim on what, thin air?

          • Only your drooling adoration of Obama and the Democrat agenda, apparently.

          • rockcut

            My view is your use of Tyranny to describe the Democrats and Obama is over the top hyper-bolt.

          • My view is not from where the Sun don’t shine. Your understanding of the powers authorized by the US Constitution to government is well below moronic.

          • rockcut

            You are playing the overplayed GOP Constitution card and nothing more !

          • You are playing dumb. Nothing more. Nothing less. The Constitution is written in stone and written within it is the Ninth Amendment, along with the First and Second, not to mention all of the other Amendments which enumerate rights, God Given rights, protecting the people from corrupt government. And, from the idiots who support a corrupt government. Much saner than the Race Card.

          • rockcut

            I have no problem with the Constitution. However, the Supreme Court rules if any thing comes in conflict with the Constitution. You got to far to claim a corrupt government.

          • There are none so blind as those who will not see. Corrupt politicians and government agencies are exposed on a fairly regular basis. Fast and Furious ring a bell? How about selective denial by IRS of 501c3 applicants? Or maybe FBI infringement of First Amendment rights? Or CHICAGO? I always knew who I worked for. Sometimes they were asses. In or out of government.

          • rockcut

            Fast and Furious first started with the Bush Administration. Did the operation go wrong. Yes. Was it corrupt NO. The real wrong with the 501c3 is the fact that these organization lied and wanted us the tax payer pay for their political activity. I do not know what you are referring too on infringement of FBI on First Amendment…

          • Patricia

            Thank you for your service Landshark!

          • Thank you, Patricia.

          • Patricia

            You are welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Tom

      Good old Barry, fucks a real American Patriot in favor of a black criminal. What’s next Che’s face on our $100??? How about Barry’s name on a headstone? I will vote for that!

      • Patricia

        Ouch!

        • Patricia

          But, true!

    • Cynic

      I take nothing away from Harriet Tubman and her legacy, but this replacement of our 7th president with a minority female figure is nothing more than an attempt to please the “PC police” and the easily offended. You know who the “easily offended” are: the kind of people who like to judge historical figures by their own modern sensibilities.

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