The Success Of Hamilton Kept Alexander Hamilton On The $10 Bill

In addition to all of Hamilton‘s other achievements, including 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize (to name a few), Hamilton also had an odd impact on our U.S. currency. As it turns out, in 2015, there were talks of removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill. But as Hamilton‘s massive success continued to grow, drawing more interest in the politician’s life story, the government opted to keep the $10 bill with Hamilton’s face intact.

Instead, as The New York Times reported, Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The new $10 bill was set to feature various heroines of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, including Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and the participants of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession. Later on, plans to change the $20 bill were changed.

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