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Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

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Last year it was announced that the US Treasury Department was planning to remodel the ten-dollar bill by replacing its current male model, Alexander Hamilton, with a female model.

That was before the Broadway musical “Hamilton” became a huge success… and the play’s creator and star and Presidential First Rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, had subsequently become an advocate and lobbyist for keeping the Founding Father and “Good Ol’ Boys” OG on the bill.

Miranda met recently with the US Treasury Secretary and it seems that his lobbying effort on behalf of his musical muse has paid off.


So, in the somewhat spirit of the United Nation’s #HeforShe campaign, should Hamilton stay or should he go and be replaced by a female historical hero?

Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation’s financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world’s first voter-based political party, the Father of the United States Coast Guard, and the founder of The New York Post. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. (Wikipedia)



If would be great if you could expand on your response in the comment section.

For instance: Who should the female model be? If not Hamilton, then which bill’s male model should go? If you no longer use hard currency, are you, as Kurt is, looking forward to the permanent chip implant?




12 thoughts on “Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

  1. I say out with Jackson and in with Harriet Tubman!

  2. That’s ridiculous, some things should remain the same.

    1. So, are you saying then that a new bill should be created with a female model?

  3. I agree with jessicasjaded—Andrew Jackson could go. An influential woman–and a woman of color, no less–like Harriet Tubman would be amazing.

  4. I agree with jessicasjaded too. If there’s anyone who needs dumped, it’s Andrew Jackson. Mainly because he was a rotten human being, but also, isn’t the $20 one of the most widely circulated bills? How great would it be if it had a woman of color on it!

  5. I’m glad i’m not the only one to think Andrew Jackson. He was president during and responsible for the Trail of Tears.

  6. 1: Harriett Tubman
    2: Eleanor Roosevelt
    3: Sacagawea
    4: Rosa Parks
    5: Amelia Earhart
    6: Dolley Madison

    There’s plenty of other ladies I’d like to see on my money, but those are just the first few I could think of. Let’s put Hamilton on a redesigned 20 dollar bill. Hamilton’s an important figure, and I think he’s too easily forgotten by people sometimes.

    1. I would rather see any of your 1;2;3;4 on the $20 in place of Jackson. Moving Hamilton from one bill to another would create confusion. We already have more than enough of that.

  7. As one of those who read Chernow’s book B4 Miranda’s miracle and who appreciate Hamilton’s work as the 1st head of the Treasury Department, I am glad that it looks like he will stay on the $10. Jackson did many things other than defy SCOTUS and preside over the Trail of Tears atrocity. Tho some of those things were laudable, replacing him with someone like Harriet Tubman on the $20 would be a huge improvement. Giving pseudoconservatives something else to denounce might or might not be considered a plus.

    1. Well said, my friend.

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