Should Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? | The Tylt

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he's not focused on replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced the change after a high profile campaign to honor Harriet Tubman by making her the first woman and first minority to be on U.S. currency. Mnuchin says he has bigger fish to fry—like stopping counterfeiters. What do you think? 💸

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Jackson's supporters say he has been unfairly maligned. Jackson did more for American democracy than any president before him. His story is America's story. He was a deeply flawed man, who did horrible and detestable things. He also opened up politics for all men in America. Before him, politics was limited to the wealthy and established families. He was an outsider politician and fought tooth and nail against back-room deals and for openness in government. 

Most importantly, he put the Bank of the United States out of business. Jackson realized the privately owned bank held too much power over the government and by extension the United States. Jackson was a champion for the average man and helped to make the U.S. more democratic. He deserves to be on the $20 bill.

In vetoing the renewal of the bank’s charter, Jackson articulated a stirring egalitarian manifesto, insisting that the government should never promote “artificial distinctions, … grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, … [or] make the rich richer and the potent more powerful.” Such practices would only harm “the humble members of society—the farmers, mechanics, and laborers—who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves.” Though it makes less of an impression on teenage students than the Trail of Tears, that veto message is still read in high-school and college classrooms today.
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The first time we had this debate, people settled on Harriet Tubman as the ideal replacement for Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Tubman freed slaves and brought them to freedom. Jackson led raids against Native American communities and defended slavery. It's an easy choice.

The people we choose to honor reflects our values as a nation. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses S. Grant and Ben Franklin all earned their place on U.S. currency. Jackson does not deserve to stand among these great American leaders. Tubman does

"For me, having Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill really says, first of all, that America realizes that it's not the same country that it once was — that it's a place where diversity matters," Bunch told All Things Considered. "And it allows us to make a hero out of someone like Harriet Tubman, who deserves to be a hero."
FINAL RESULTS
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Should Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?
#TubmanForTwenty
A festive crown for the winner
#KeepAndrewJackson