Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets ‘Hamilton’ Musical May Save $10 Founding Father
There is no doubt about it. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton musical has made Alexander Hamilton relevant again. Hamilton, the person, was at risk of being taking off of the $10 bill in an upcoming redesign. However, according to a recent tweet, the musical may have just saved the “ten-dollar founding father.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda recently had a conversation with the
“I talked to @USTreasury about this on Monday. Sec. Lew told me ‘you're going to be very happy.’
The original decision to take Hamilton off of the $10 bill was done after pressure was put on the U.S. Treasury to put a woman on the bill. While a noble effort, many wondered why Andrew Jackson wasn’t taken off of the $20. This criticism was made because of Alexander Hamilton’s service as the first Secretary of the Treasury as well Jackson’s less than favorable legacy.
However, Miranda didn’t discuss the future of the $20 as he went on to tweet:
“We didn't talk about $20 at all. The secretary just said Ham fans'll be ‘very happy’ about the new $10.
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