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PopWrapped | Current Events

A Woman Will Appear On Paper Currency For The First Time In 100 Years

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Updated 06/20/2015 2:27pm
A Woman Will Appear On Paper Currency For The First Time In 100 Years | Currency
Media Courtesy of littletoncoin.com

Move over Alexander Hamilton! It has been announced that for the first time in 100 years, a woman will be on paper currency in the US.

Treasure Secretary Jack Lew said "America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for. Our paper bills — and the images of great American leaders and symbols they depict — have long been a way for us to honour our past and express our values."

They are going to look to the nation for ideas as to which lucky lady will make an appearance on the bills.

 "We are going to be open to many ideas as we go forward consistent with the theme of democracy," Lew said. "Our thinking is to select a woman who has played a major role in our history who represents the theme of democracy."

 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was happy with the decision, saying it was "exciting news for all Americans."

 

"This is a proud day and an important step forward for our nation in celebrating women’s invaluable contributions to our democracy," she said in a statement, adding that the bills will come on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

"The new bills may be worth ten dollars, but the recognition of women’s leadership in our history is worth much, much more. I look forward to a lively debate about which of the many exceptional American women should be on the new ten.”

What do you guys think, is there any particular woman you'd love to see get the coveted spot?

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