Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will announce today that Harriet Tubman will become the new face of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, and that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill, according to a Treasury spokesman.

The Obama administration had earlier announced plans to put a woman on the $10 bill but the renewed interest in Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary, pushed the government to abandon that idea and instead target the $20 bill for a redesign.

Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, has recently risen in popularity due to the hit Broadway musical that bears his name.

Tubman, an African-American, was a Civil War-era abolitionist.

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