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Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces On Money  

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 20s 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 20s 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!

Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces On Money
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Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was born a slave. Eventually she became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad - a system developed by a secret group of free blacks and sympathetic whites to help runaway slaves get to free northern states.

She helped lead more than 300 slaves to freedom.

 

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Clara Barton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces On Money
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Clara Barton (1821-1912) began tending to the needy and wounded during the Civil War. She later became the founder and first president of the American Red Cross. 

 

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Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces On Money
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Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was one of the most famous female suffragists in the country. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she founded the American Equal Rights Association and, later, the American Woman Suffrage Association. She also fought on behalf anti-slavery groups.

She's already got her face on dollar coins, but it's about time we see her on some actual bills!

 

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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 (1884-1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. She also championed 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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