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US to put woman on new $10 bill

The US will put the image of a woman on an American banknote for the first time in over a century, breaking the lock that white male political heroes have on the greenbackThe US Treasury announced Thursday that a yet-unchosen woman, likely “a champion for our inclusive democracy,” will feature on the $10 note from 2020, replacing Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury. Martha Washington, the wife of first president George Washington, was on $1 notes in the 1880s and 1890s. Pocahontas, a Native American woman linked to the colonial settlement at Jamestown, was featured in a group of people on banknotes in the 1860s.

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