There is a campaign under way to replace the face on the $20 bill. It was started by a group that is not too happy with the fact that there are no U.S. bills with a woman on them. There is the Sacajawea dollar coin, but dollar coins have never gotten much traction with people. This dollar coin is at least gold in color, which was better than the earlier attempt at a dollar coin that was silver colored and that people kept mistakenly giving away as quarters. However, bills are where the real value in money is, and that’s what we reach for when paying for just about anything. The campaign to replace Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 bill is down to four finalists: Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller.
All of these women have achieved some level of fame for their work in trying to help advance civil or human rights. That is what makes them stand out to Dr Jennifer Walden and countless others. What’s more, the face of Andrew Jackson is one that definitely should be replaced by someone else. He famously orchestrated the trail of tears march in which the Cherokee Indians were removed from their land and forcibly relocated. He did this despite the fact that these Indians took him to court, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in their favor. In an unprecedented act, Andrew Jackson simply ignored the court order and moved the Cherokee anyway.