Harriet Tubman 
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 Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is not pleased that President Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee native himself, is being taken off the front of the $20 bill and replaced with Harriet Tubman, ABC News reports. 

“United States history is not Andrew Jackson versus Harriet Tubman. It is Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman, both heroes of a nation’s work in progress toward great goals," Alexander said in a statement Wednesday.

Jackson, a slave owner, will now appear on the back of the note, along with the image of the White House. 

On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that the abolitionist and former slave would be replacing Jackson on the front of the $20, one of many changes set to come to the $20, $10 and $5 notes. 

"It is unnecessary to diminish Jackson in order to honor Tubman. Jackson was the first common man to be elected president. He fought to save the Union. He defined an American era. He helped found the Democratic Party. And he was a great Tennessean," Alexander said in his statement. 


The new designs for the bills will be revealed in 2020, though it is uncertain when they will officially enter into circulation. 

Read more at ABC News.