Who Is On Your Money
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1809 - 1865
Famous for having kept the United States from having collapsed and fighting to abolish slavery. His face and legacy are immortalized face on the penny, the most basic and fundamental measurement of curreny in the nation, along with the $5 bill.
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Governor, Government Official / 1743 - 1826
For his creation and implementation of the Declaration of Independence, President Thomas Jefferson will be remembered on the U.S. nickel and the seldom seen $2 bill.
General, U.S. President / 1732 - 1799
For serving as the first presiden of the United States and setting the precedent for all future presidents to follow, George Washington is remembered on the $1 bill and the U.S. quarter.
John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1917 - 1963
The second youngest president elected to office, President John F. Kennedy is remembered for his involvement in foreign affairs during his brief stint as president before his assassination. His life is commemorated as the face of the half dollar, or 50 cent piece.
Susan B. Anthony
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Editor, Publisher, Journalist / 1820 - 1906
The first woman to be honored by appearing on U.S. currency, Susan B. Anthony is memorialized as an early civil rights activist by appearing on the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
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