What woman do you think should be on the $10 or $20 bill? (some say it’s the $10 and some say it’s the $20 bills that are possibly changing).
The top choice, apparently, is Eleanor Roosevelt. She’s not even close to who I’d choose. She disliked her own visage so much that I doubt she’d want it on money, either, poor thing.
The second choice in most polls is Harriet Tubman, and the third choice is Sacagawea. Other names were Rosa Parks and Susan B Anthony.
(I wanted to mention here, too, that Wilma Mankiller is also high on the list, and the fact that that’s her name is hilarious to me. Also, this really made me laugh: “Mankiller’s administration founded the Cherokee Nation Community Development Department and saw a population increase of Cherokee Nation citizens from 55,000 to 156,000.” Not sure, but did Mankiller do something that upped the libido of the Cherokee nation? (smile))
Interestingly, the last woman on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896.
SO, what woman do you think ought to replace Andrew Jackson or Andrew Hamilton on whichever bill gets a woman? And should a woman replace anybody?