Tubman Topples Jackson for Monetary Replacement

The Nonprofit group Women on 20s launched a competition in March to choose a woman to replace former president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Although the power to change currency remains with the Treasury secretary, campaigners are hoping the outpouring of support for the initiative will push the administration to make the change.
Women on 20s formally delivered a petition to the White House on Tuesday advocating for Harriet Tubman. In the final round of voting, 118,328 people voted for Tubman as one of four finalists to make it through the first round.
This addition was particularly poignant as Andrew Jackson’s legacy includes the decision to sign the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which gave the federal government power to expel Native American tribes from their land.



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