#TheNew10: U.S. Treasury Will Put Woman on New $10 Bill
The U.S. Treasury has announced a new look for the ten dollar bill. Say goodbye to Alexander Hamilton, and say hello to… someone. The Treasury isn’t sure who’s going to replace America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, but they know one thing: it’s time for a woman to be on American currency. This will be the first time in over 100 years that a woman’s face appears on U.S. money.
In the announcement, the Treasury explains, “Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has decided that the new $10 note should feature a woman who was a champion for our inclusive democracy and will announce his selection later this year. We expect to unveil the new ten in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the nineteenth amendment, which gave women the right to vote.”
Alexander Hamilton will “remain part of the $10 note”, but he’ll have to make space for the new lady. Who will that lady be? Nobody knows, the Treasury won’t be making that decision for months. But, of course, the Internet has some ideas.
By Federal law, the person on the bill has to be deceased. So, sadly, none of the excellent submissions above will work. More realistic suggestions include Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betsy Ross. Who would you want to see on #TheNew10? Let us know!