There is an increase of women in professional fields such as doctors and lawyers, for instance, now that the amount of money doctors make has dropped. Thus it is with women and money; now that plastic and digital money has long been more popular than cash, the government is going to allow an as-of-yet unnamed woman a place on one of the greenback denominations.
The consternation is furthered by which bill is being considered for the change. It is dressing that Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill that will be removed, instead of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. What a shameful decision given what Hamilton and Jackson’s policies on slavery were.
While Hamilton was an early and very active proponent of abolishing slavery, Jackson supported slavery, owned slaves himself and backed other ideas such as his “Indian Removal” act, which he pushed into being despite strong objections by the Supreme Court and the pronouncement that the act was illegal.
Additionally, Jackson’s predecessor in his ideology was Thomas Jefferson, who not only owned slaves, but purposely raised slaves to be sold. Hamilton’s main platforms was the strengthening of banks and urban industry, similar to modern-day Democrats.