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The New $10 Bill Will Feature A Woman, The U.S. Treasury Says
The woman, who not yet been chosen, will be featured alongside Alexander Hamilton, the Department of the Treasury confirmed Wednesday. It will mark the first time a woman has been featured on print...
By Michelle Broder Van Dyke

U.S. treasury officials on Wednesday announced that the redesigned $10 bill will feature a woman alongside Alexander Hamilton.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will announce his selection for who will be featured on the new $10 bill later this year, with the new note to be unveiled in 2020, according the Department of the Treasury.

It has not been determined when the new note will actually enter circulation.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In keeping with that theme, the treasury department said the new $10 note “should feature a woman who was a champion for our inclusive democracy.”

It was not clear how the addition of a woman would manifest itself on the note, however, Lew said the redesign would retain Hamilton, a founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury for the U.S.

The first $10 bill, issued in 1861, featured Abraham Lincoln. The bill later featured Andrew Jackson, but was replaced with Hamilton in 1929, when all U.S. currency was changed to its current size.

The current $10 note in circulation was unveiled in 2005 and issued the following year.

The announcement to put a woman on a U.S. currency note for the first time follows a campaign started by a nonprofit.

The treasury department said in a statement they hope people will use the hashtag #TheNew10 “to express what democracy means to them and to spread the word about the redesign.”

The only criteria for a nominee is that they be deceased. Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin, who is on the $100, are the only non-U.S. presidents currently featured on bills.

The only women ever to appear on U.S. bills are Martha Washington, who was on the $1 bill in 1886, and Pocahontas, who appeared in a scene on a $10 bank note in 1869 and a $20 demand note in 1865, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The only women on U.S. coins are Susan B. Anthony, who is on a no longer minted dollar coin, and Sacagawea — a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide who is on the rarely used gold dollar coin.

Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist and humanitarian during the Civil War, was the top vote-getter in poll conducted by the nonprofit campaign Women on 20s.

Other options included Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee nation.

h/t: Michelle Broder Van Dyke at BuzzFeed News

Q&A with Adam Hills

Sydney Morning Herald | Harriet Alexander | 27 August 2012

You’re hosting the ABC’s Paralympic Games coverage. You covered the opening and closing ceremonies in Beijing. How did you find that?

It was really addictive. I loved it. I missed it when it finished. I actually had a little depression.

What’s your disability?

I was born without my right foot. Nobody has any clue [why]. I’ve got enough of the foot that I can walk without a prosthetic. I think that’s why I quite like doing the Paralympics, because I feel like I’ve got a foot in both camps. I can translate for the able-bodied people at home but at the same time I have a disability. I did some stand-up about it but I had a manager who said, “Just don’t talk about it for a while because you will be known as the one-legged comedian.” So it was actually 13 years of doing stand-up before I mentioned it. I had to think about why I mentioned it, because it’s not funny to say, “Oh, I’m missing my right foot.” It was after September 11 that I noticed airport security was getting a little bit worried about me because I always set off metal detectors, and after September 11 everyone was on high alert. I thought, “I want to talk about that.”

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Is it OK to make jokes about disabilities during the Paralympics?

Yeah. I think offence in jokes comes from the intent of a joke, and I think because I’ve got an artificial foot I’ve got more of an understanding about the Paralympics. I ended up with a 20-minute routine about the Paralympics after Beijing. I don’t want to make a joke that ridicules the Paralympians, but it’s really funny when you see a guy with no arms get into the pool and belt out a 50 metres that I couldn’t swim with two arms.

How was that kind of humour received in Beijing?

I think there might have been a few people saying my jokes weren’t funny [laughs]. Nobody took offence at it. One of the Australian Paralympic chiefs took me aside and said, “We’ve really enjoyed the way you’ve talked about Paralympics because you’re not focused on the disabilities and the stories, and you’re not patronising them and saying they’ve come through so much”. I think it’s because I have an artificial foot and I don’t feel disabled and I think our Paralympians don’t feel disabled.

What’s the atmosphere like in the lead-up to these Games?

There’s actually a feeling in Britain that the Paralympics are going to be a little bit cooler than the Olympics. Channel 4 is broadcasting them, so they’re not an afterthought. It’s a massive event for them. The promo line is “Meet the Superhumans”.

You’re currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There’s been some commentary in Britain that the festival is on the decline. Is that the case?

No. The Edinburgh Fringe is still embracing innovation. There are people who make a lot of money here and use it as a commercial enterprise. Felicity Ward and Celia Pacquola [are] examples of acts that are creative, inventive and in the spirit of what the Fringe is about. They are also examples of a couple of Aussies that are really taking Edinburgh by storm this year, along with The Boy with Tape on His Face (a New Zealander) and Sam Simmons. Even Barry Morgan is here, as is Heath Franklin’s Chopper. All of them have taken a gamble, spent a lot of money to get here, and are impressing everyone with their fresh and unique comedy.

Do you miss Spicks and Specks?

Yes, I do miss Spicks and Specks. More than anything, I miss the atmosphere of the show. The time spent on-set filming the show was always positive, fun and inclusive, and I really miss sitting with Al and Myf and bouncing off each other for a few hours. We need to go to a pub together soon and just chat.

Paralympic Games Coverage begins on ABC1 and ABC2 from Thursday, 6pm.

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Mexican polls open in midterms marred by drug gang murder
Eighty three million Mexicans are going to the polls on Sunday, to vote in mid term elections marred by protests, ballot burning, and the murder of 16 candidates and officials during campaigning

Eighty three million Mexicans are going to the polls on Sunday, to vote in mid term elections marred by protests, ballot burning, and the murder of 16 candidates and officials during campaigning

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Which woman should be on the $10 bill? 

“I agree that we should have a woman on our currency. But I am hesitant to add a woman with someone else. For example, putting a female figure on one side the $10 bill and keeping Alexander Hamilton on the other has been suggested. However, having a separate series of bills seems like a good idea. I would prefer Susan B. Anthony or Eleanor Roosevelt. But I think Harriet Tubman would be good pics as well.”

— Ben Peel

The Treasury Department announced last week that, starting in 2020, the $10 bill will feature a woman. Check out what our readers had to say, and then let us know your thoughts.

so mtv news had an article talking about how a woman would be on a $10 bill starting in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, and i came across this crap in the comments section:


and i was like:


like, c’mon, it’s like they weren’t even trying to make real argument

Rant about dollar bills

Okay I have to say. I’m not angry that they’re putting a woman on dollar bill. I’m angry about the fact that they’re putting her on the wrong dollar bill. Harriet Tubman should be put on the 20 DOLLAR BILL. Not the 10. Since Andrew Jackson has to be one of the worst and most racist presidents of the United States. Also Alexander Hamilton should stay on a dollar bill since he was the 1st Secretary of Treasurer, so he’s technically the face of money of the United States. So in conclusion, Harriet Tubman shouldn’t be on the 10 dollar bill, but the 20 dollar bill because everyone hates Andrew Jackson and cuz Alexander Hamilton is the face of money.

The New $10 Bill Will Feature A Woman

The New $10 Bill Will Feature A Woman

A woman will be featured on the new version of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department announced Thursday, marking the first time women have been represented on the nation’s currency in well over a hundred years. “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…

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#TheNewTen

It’s all in the news — the U.S. Treasure Department has announced that they will begin featuring a portrait of an influential woman on the $10 bill, instead of Alexander Hamilton, one of the nations Founding Fathers.  What are your thoughts on this? Let me just say, I am all for recognizing the work and accomplishments of women in our nation. We have come a long, long way, and the prospect of…

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Say it ain't so, Jack
Ben Bernanke comments on the proposal to demote Alexander Hamilton.

From the desk of Ben Bernanke -

Removing Hamilton is absurd. Give Trail of Tears Jackson the boot from the $20. 

Jackson not only rapaciously slaughtered Native Americans across the country, but he killed the US national bank in 1836 and incited the panic of 1837.

We know banks aren’t exactly friendly and policies have been crafted to reward that, but Hamilton represents the intent of banking as a tool for individual empowerment. Let us not forget that at one point not too long ago, kingdoms dominated access to capital and people were relegated to whatever their birth rights were - frequently nothing.

Replace Jackson. Keep the ideals of banking alive with Hamilton.