The Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin said that 20-dollar bill instead of the 7th President Andrew Jackson will not be an image of abolizionisti Harriet Tubman, who spoke out against slavery and for social reform.
The new design was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. According to Mnuchin, this process was postponed, and no new image will not be presented until 2028.
“This decision is unlikely to be adopted before the expiration of my term, even if I work during the President’s second term, said Mnuchin to the Committee on financial services of the house of representatives. – So at the moment I’m not focused on this“.
About the new design of banknotes was announced in 2016, a former Finance Minister Jack Lew after a 10-month process, during which the Department collected information from the public.
“The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $ 20 was due to the thousands of responses that we received from the Americans — the young and the elderly, — then said Lew. — I was particularly struck by the numerous comments and reactions of the children for whom Harriet Tubman is not just a historical figure, but a role model in leadership and participation in our democracy“.
Mnuchin not explained why this decision was changed. But the President is Donald trump, a few months before his election, called the new design “pure politically correct” and proposed to place a portrait of Tubman on a $2. The U.S. leader also expressed admiration for President Andrew Jackson, who was a slave owner, and placed his portrait in the Oval office.
The administration of the trump deferred a bill abolizionisti picture of Harriet Tubman on the bill in the $20 updated: May 26, 2019 by the author: Caterina Moskalets