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Harriet Tubman Wins Poll for Woman on $20 Bill

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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I'd say the $50 then...people need to use more $50 bills anyway. I haven't seen one in AGES. The $10 bill would also be a good one for Tubman.




posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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I love Andrew Jackson. He was easily the most bad ass man to ever hold the presidency. He killed a man to defend his wife's honor... that's golden in my book.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: intrepid

I'd say the $50 then...people need to use more $50 bills anyway. I haven't seen one in AGES. The $10 bill would also be a good one for Tubman.



My wife is the manager of a credit union and they order a thousand 50's a week and will run out sometimes. I can't believe the cash they go through and don't get me started on the atm.. wowza.


Wait! Typed that wrong...should have been a couple thousand in 50's....duh me..
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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Damn white privilege strikes again.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: lostbook
Harriet Tubman made one of my favorite quotes...

Good choice, in my opinion.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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I think it sucks. But I am probably biased as I share the same last name as Andrew....



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

I agree she probably deserves more recognision than given, and replacing Jackson with her face is a great way of showing that respect.. But damn thats gonna be one ugly looking $20.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: lostbook
President Andrrew Jackson is out and abolitionist Harriet Tubman is in as the new face on the twenty dollar bill. In a big push by women's groups, namely the "Women On 20s" group whose goal is to have a female figure to replace Jackson. The runner-up was Eleanor Roosevelt whom Tubman beat by only 7000 votes.



More than 600,000 people voted in the online poll, and Tubman won with over 33% of the vote, beating runner-up Eleanor Roosevelt by 7,000 votes. Tubman was an escaped slave and abolitionist who devoted her life to working as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, helping other slaves get to safety. She also served as a spy and scout for the Union Army during the Civil War.


Harriet Tubman is the new face of the $20 bill. What does ATS think?

time.com...


Well that's interesting. I believe she will be the first black woman on US currency, the first woman being Martha Washington. Wonder why they replaced Jackson though? How often are people replaced on bills?


They replaced Jackson because he abolished the 2nd Central Bank of America, like we should do with the Federal Reserve.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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As long as it wasnt an Obama , Clinton or Bush I am all for it....



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: iFloButta
a reply to: Klassified

I agree she probably deserves more recognision than given, and replacing Jackson with her face is a great way of showing that respect.. But damn thats gonna be one ugly looking $20.

Lol. There are better pics of her, and they'll gussie the image up a bit, too.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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I like the choice they came up with. I personally would have preferred Sacagawea but since they really want to replace Jackson I can't think of many other Americans that would fit the bill.

I don't know why people all of the sudden want to hate on Jackson so much. Sure he was responsible for the trail of tears but there were presidents who have done worse. However I'm sure he was rolling in his grave when they put him on that 20 since it was being issued by the Federal Reserve and what not. I bet the Fed did that just to spite him, a way of saying "you may have won the battle but we won the war".

I actually would rather see Alexander Hamilton replaced on the 10 or Grant on the 50 rather than Jackson.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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Possibly because he was a racist and the leader of a massive genocide movement that swept across the west like the plague? That could have something to do with it.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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Look, Jackson was a product of his time -- and racism back in those days wasn't "racist" to them. What offends us, and what we clearly see as wrong, they didn't. It doesn't excuse it -- but you have to put things into historical perspective.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:45 PM
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WTF is wrong with Andrew Jackson?



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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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Congratulations Harriet. Although, I have a hard time with change.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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Honestly I would rather see them add a $25 dollar bill, instead of just changing the $20. And Harriet Tubman is a pretty solid choice. Of the women considered, to me it was a tossup between her and Elanor Roosevelt.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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If they're going to put a broad on a bill make it Eleanor. Throw it on the five.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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When you have far more noteworthy persons than you have notes...maybe a rotation should be the norm?

I like when they change the bills...adds a little spice.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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A new note. That's not a bad idea.

@Obsrvr. And take Lincoln off? I don't see that happening.



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