Us Treasury on Wednesday will announce the replacement of a portrait of seventh U.S. President Andrew Jackson on the bill at $20 on the picture of Harriet Tubman — African-American women who fought for the rights of slaves in the 19th century, writes The New York Times.
According to the newspaper, Jackson was a slave owner. Tubman, who was born in the family of a slave around 1820, known as the party of abolitionism — the movement for the abolition of slavery.
According to the Agency, the Ministry of Finance has abandoned the plan to remove the 10-dollar bill portrait of Alexander Hamilton. The bills will also be other images of women and civil rights activists — they may be placed with the reverse sides of the banknotes.
Banknotes with a new design will be released by the Bureau of engraving and printing by 2020, the centenary of the entry into force suffrage for women, which guaranteed the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. None of the upgraded banknotes, including the new five-dollar bill will not go into circulation until the next decade.
Last summer the Minister of Finance of the USA Jacob Lew announced plans to place a portrait of women on the 10 dollar bill. Then he said that on the banknote appears the woman who contributed to “the formation of the values of American democracy”, without specifying whom she was talking about.
The last time the women depicted on the American dollar in the nineteenth century — from 1891 to 1896 on the silver certificate $1 was depicted the portrait of Martha Washington, wife of first US President. In the years 1865-1868 for the banknote of 20 dollars was a picture of Indian Princess Pocahontas. In 1979-1981 the coins of $1 was minted profile activist for women’s rights nineteenth century Susan B. Anthony.