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Jessica Lawshe
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Sure we have the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea on dollar coins, but isn't it time we get some women's faces on some bills?

In 2015, the Women on 20's campaign sent a petition to the White House to push President Barack Obama to support the movement, and later, a bill was introduced to Congress to get a woman on the $20 note. Who should be on it? The Women on 20's survey named Harriet Tubman as the historical woman that should replace the current $20 face-holder, former President Andrew Jackson. According to 2016 Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Tubman’s face on the bill would be “awesome, well deserved — and about time.” But who would you choose?

What other famous women should be considered to be the next faces of American money? Maybe Amelia Earhart? Or perhaps Joan Rivers or Helen Keller? Our list has tons of eligible ladies - from actresses to famous Civil Rights activists. Who do you think should be the new face of our $1? Our $5? Our $100? (Although, that would change the whole "all about the Benjamins thing. "All about the Elizabeth Cady Santons"?).

Take a look at the list and vote up which famous female American historical figure you think deserves to be the first lady of United States banknotes!

Clara Barton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces on Money
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Clara Barton


Clara Barton (1821–1912) began tending to the needy and injured during the Civil War. She later became the founder and first president of the American Red Cross. 

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Ruby Hirose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces on Money
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Ruby Hirose


Ruby Sakae Hirose (1904 – 1960) was an American biochemist and bacteriologist whose groundbreaking research helped to create a vaccine for polio. In 1940, she was one of ten women recognized by the American Chemical Society for her contributions. During WWII, her family was sent to internment camps. During that time, her work sent her to Ohio to escape internment.

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Amelia Earhart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces on Money
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Amelia Earhart


Amelia Earhart (1897–1937) was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She's credited with opening the skies to other female pilots. Her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while she was attempting to become the first person to fly around the world.

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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces on Money
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Eleanor Roosevelt


Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. She also championed for human rights and strove to further women’s causes, as well as the causes of black people, poor people, and the unemployed. 

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