The New $10 Bill Will Feature a Woman


Last Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a woman will be featured on the redesigned $10 bill.

The new bill is scheduled to be unveiled in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. This will mark the first time a woman is depicted on American currency in over a century.

The treasury has stated that the new $10 bill will be the first of the next generation of American currency themed after democracy. This affirms that the candidates must have championed and significantly contributed to democracy throughout their lives. The only other requirement is that they must be deceased.

The following is a list of notable possibilities:

Harriet Tubman

Tubman was an abolitionist and supporter of women’s suffrage. She was a conductor of the Underground Railroad and from 1849 to 1860, led over 300 slaves to freedom.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Roosevelt was a feminist who redefined what it meant to be the First Lady. She was a woman of action who contributed greatly to this country during her time in office.

Rosa Parks

Parks was an important advocate for civil rights. She is regarded as a spark of the civil rights movement after she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

Susan B. Anthony

Anthony dedicated her life to advocating for women’s suffrage. She gave more than 30 years to this cause and sadly died before the 19th Amendment was ratified.

A decision on the chosen woman is expected to be reached later this year, and Lew has asked for the public’s input.

Who else do you think is a capable candidate? You can post your comments and feedback on the Treasury’s website and by utilizing the #TheNew10 on social media.

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