The U.S. Treasury said today it will put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. That makes her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. Currently, Andrew Jackson is on the $20 bill. He was the seventh president of the U.S.
Tubman was an African American woman who fought to end slavery. She escaped slavery, then helped lead other slaves to freedom in the North and in Canada.
Last summer, the government said it wanted to put a woman on the $10 bill, and remove Alexander Hamilton. But Hamilton has been very popular lately.
You can read more about the Tubman $20 bill in the May 4 issue of News for You. Until then, subscribers can read more about the past plans and about Hamilton from our archives: