U.S. Bills to Get New Look
The U.S. is adding some new faces to our currency. The biggest change is to the $20 bill. Former President and slave owner, Andrew Jackson is getting bumped from the front of the bill, to the back. He is being replaced by Harriet Tubman. She becomes the first African-American to appear on the front of a U.S. note. It's also the first time in over 100 years that a woman is featured on paper currency.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in the early 1800's. She escaped and helped many other families do the same through the underground railroad. She eventually settled in Auburn, New York, where she died on 1913. She replaces the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. He is known for removing many Indian tribes from their native lands and placing them on reservations.
Alexander Hamilton's image will stay on the front of the $10 bill, but a new scene depicting women in the civil rights movement on the back of the bill. A similar scene will replace the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.