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Hamilton mania strikes again. Remember how they were going to replace A.Ham on the $10 bill with a woman, because, like, before the Broadway show literally no one knew anything about the ten dollar founding father without a father except your grandpa who is REALLY into US history? Well Alexander Hamilton is looking down on us right now doing a happy dance because he's keeping his place on US Currency. Makes sense since he's the OG Secretary of the Treasury.
So who got the short end of the stick? Andrew Jackson, AKA, the block of cheese leader. Also the evil President that owned slaves and took more slack for it than Washington or Jefferson. President Jackson is getting kicked off the $20 bill and is being replaced by Harriet Tubman, Moses of the Underground Railroad. As Alanis Morissette would say, "Isn't it ironic?"
Just like Eliza Hamilton, women are putting themselves back in the narrative. Secretary Joseph J. Lew, current Secretary of the Treasury has been championing the fight to put a woman on money for some time now. We know how to spend it, we should represent it. Other notable American heroines will secure their place on the back of the $10 bill while the new Tubman notes await release in 2020 to coincide with the centennial of the women's suffrage movement. Poetic, right? It’s about damn time.
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