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Current Event March 27, 2015

Women on the Money


When you look at traditional American currency, from bills to coins, you will see the portraits of presidents, founders, and inventors. And almost all of them are men. A group of women in New York is trying to change this in time for the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020. The campaign Women On 20s is proposing that Andrew Jackson be removed from the twenty dollar bill and replaced with a famous woman chosen by popular vote. Listen to learn more about the candidates they are proposing and why they think Jackson is the ideal president to replace.

US History II Economics Civics/Government Gender

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AIR DATE: 03/20/2015


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