Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

The U.S. Treasury secretary announced Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill.
2:18 | 04/21/16

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yesterday and now to that big change coming to your money. After pressure from the Broadway show "Hamilton" the U.S. Treasury announcing that the founding father will stay on the front of the $10 bill and that it will be the 20 getting a face-lift. Good-bye Andrew Jackson, hello Harriet tubman. ABC's Mary Bruce is at the treasury department with more. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Hi, good morning, well, this has been over a century in the making but this morning, officials here at treasury are finally giving women top billing on these U.S. Bills. Step aside, Andrew Jackson, Harriet tubman is headed for the $20 bill. The former slave and abolitionist ousting the former slave owning president and she's not alone. Suffragists and female civil rights leaders are being added to the backs of the 5 and $10 bills, the sweeping changes not originally what was expected. A woman was resupposed to replace svalexander Hamilton but it changed because of this, the Broadway hit bearing his name bringing popularity to him and our current treasury secretary is a brig fan of the founder. Why keep him in place. He's always been one of my heroes. You can't work in the treasury department without feeling like you stand on his shows. Reporter: Excitement pouring in from around the world from fellow politician, Hillary Clinton tweeting, I can't think of a better choice for the 20. To celebrities, Steve Harvey writing I'm going to need my pockets full of tubmmantubmans. The secretary said he chose it with good reason. It is a bill that in some ways the most familiar bill now because of that. Reporter: Now the new designs will be released in 2020. The 100th anniversary of women's suffrage but it's too soon to know when the bills will actually hit your wallet. Mary, thank you very much. Oprah weighing in, she gave tubman her seal of approval saying that was her first choice and right choice for America because now people will know more about her important role in history. I hasn't thought about that atm point. It's the one you see the most. Let's go to rob. More severe weather in Texas.

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