Hamilton Dodges The Second Bullet
- We here at The Federalist applaud Alexander Hamilton (founder of the Federalist Party) remaining on the $10 bill. We also feel it is only just that Thomas Jefferson is stuck on the nearly unused $2 bill.
- But I had to laugh out loud that a Democrat Administration would dump Jackson, the founder of the Democrat Party.
(RT News) - Former slave Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce on Wednesday.
There will also be changes made to the $5 bill to depict civil rights-era leaders and on the $10 for the suffragette movement, Politoco reported, citing sources.
Alexander Hamilton, who created the Treasury Department, was originally targeted for replacement, but will remain on the $10 bill after public outcry.
Critics called for Jackson to be replaced based on his decision to violently remove Native Americans from their ancestral lands as well as the fact that he was a slaveowner. He is likely to remain on the back of the bill, according to Politico.
Hamilton has gained popularity recently, thanks to the Broadway hit musical based on his life. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and stars in ‘Hamilton’, was a leading lobbyist for the former Treasury secretary to remain on the $10.