In 2020 America’s currency will change, leaving Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill


Harriet Tubman’s portrait is displayed at the Freedom Museum in Manassas, VA. Harriet Tubman was a hero, many museums feature her, and soon the $20 bill will feature her.

Brooke Neagle, staff writer

Change will occur in the United States; in 2020 America will receive new currency. The government will change the $20 bill, $10 bill, and $5 bill. This change will have a big affect on America.

The person everyone associates with the $20 is Andrew Jackson, but soon that will change. Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman was a Civil Rights Activist who escaped slavery, and freed many slaves using the Underground Railroad. The government believes that Tubman was a strong leader and great role model, and worthy of being on the $20 bill.

The US will also change the $5 bill. Lastly, the $5 bill will feature many historical figures. On the front of the bill it will feature opera singers singer Marian Anderson, and Martin Luther King Jr. along with First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt on the back. This information came from

Opera singers serve purpose for entertainment and many people love them. Especially Marian Anderson, many love her and love the way she sings. But did she have enough impact on America to be on the $5 bill?

“I think it’s a bad idea to put Marian Anderson on money because opera singers are cool, but they haven’t done anything for us. They are just for entertainment,” said seventh grader Eva Silvestri.

Money has stayed the same for a very long time. Is it a good decision to change it now? Some students think that this change will turn out really good, others believe that currency should not change.

“I don’t think it’s a good decision to change the money because the people who are already on the bills are historical and have made a lot of impact,” said Silvestri.

Students also think it’s a huge change, and not a necessary change.

“I don’t think it’s a good decision to change the currency because there’s already bills, and they’ve been they same for so long, I don’t think its necessary to change them,” seventh grader Eden O’sullivan said.

Other students love the idea of new money, and thinks it’s a

great decision to put women on money.

“I think it’s a good decision because there will be women on the new currency, and also it’s good to change things up,” said Jad Damaj seventh grader.

The change occurring in 2020 will definitely have affect on America. Some Americans will love the new currency, and some will hate it. Overall it will be a big historical change that America will remember throughout history.

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