每一份美国流通法案的面孔都包括五位美国总统和两位创始人。他们都是男人：乔治华盛顿，托马斯杰斐逊，亚伯拉罕林肯，亚历山大汉密尔顿，安德鲁杰克逊，尤利西斯S.格兰特和本杰明富兰克林。面额较大的面值不流通 – 500美元，1,000美元，5,000美元，10,000美元和10万美元的账单 – 也是担任总统和财政部长的人。然而，负责印刷七种教派的联邦机构计划在未来几年内将一名女性重新引入美国法案，这是一个世纪以来的第一次。美国财政部在2016年宣布计划将杰克逊赶到20美元的法案后面，并将2020年后期废奴主义者和前奴隶哈里特·塔布曼（Harriet Tubman）的面孔放在货币的前面，以应对100周年纪念日。宪法第19修正案，承认并保障妇女的投票权。 “让哈里特·塔布曼接受新的20美元的决定是由我们从年轻和年老的美国人那里收到的成千上万的回应所驱动的，”当时的财政部长Jacob J. Lew在2016年宣布计划时写道。“我特别感到震惊来自儿童的许多评论和反应，哈里特·塔布曼不仅是一个历史人物，而且是领导和参与我们民主的榜样。“美国财政部的秘书是对每个美国法案都有最终决定权的人。但是，确定谁出现在我们的纸币上的确切标准，除了一个明显的细节，目前还不清楚。美国财政部只表示它认为“历史上美国人民熟悉的人”。我们美国法案的面孔大多符合这些标准。一个人物可能看起来模糊不清 – Salmon P. Chase – 但他也出现的面额也是如此：超出10,000美元的账单。 （是的，实际上有10,000美元的账单。还有10万美元的账单。但后来会更多。）Chase实际上是第一个负责设计国家纸币的人。看看每张美国账单上的面孔。注意什么？那就对了。他们都是死人。那是因为联邦法律禁止任何生者出现在我们的货币上。美国财政部：“法律禁止生活人物肖像出现在政府证券上。”多年来，通过电子邮件和社交媒体传播的谣言声称包括巴拉克奥巴马在内的前任总统正被考虑列入美国法案。奥巴马面临的一个拙劣模仿已被反复分享并被误认为真实状态奥巴马将以1美元的钞票取代乔治华盛顿。 “我们考虑为奥巴马创造一个新的面额，但乔治华盛顿在太阳下有充足的时间，”模仿说。
The faces on every U.S. bill in circulation include five American presidents and two founding fathers. They are all men: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Franklin. The faces on larger denominations that are out of circulation – the $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $100,000 bills – are also those of men who served as president and Treasury secretary. The federal agency responsible for printing the seven denominations, however, was planning to reintroduce a woman to a U.S. bill for the first time in a century in upcoming years. The Department of Treasury announced in 2016 it was planning to bump Jackson to the back of the $20 bill and place the face of Harriet Tubman, the late abolitionist and former slave, on the front of the currency in 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which acknowledged and guaranteed the right of women to vote. “The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses we received from Americans young and old,” then-Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew wrote in announcing the plans in 2016. “I have been particularly struck by the many comments and reactions from children for whom Harriet Tubman is not just a historical figure, but a role model for leadership and participation in our democracy.” The person with the final say over whose faces are on every U.S. bill is the secretary of the Department of Treasury. But the exact criteria for deciding who appears on our paper currency, save for one glaring detail, are unclear. The Treasury Department says only that it considers “persons whose places in history the American people know well.” The faces on our U.S. bills fit those criteria, mostly. One figure might seem obscure – Salmon P. Chase – but so, too, is the denomination on which he appears: the out-of-print $10,000 bill. (Yes, there is actually a $10,000 bill. And a $100,000 bill. But more on those later.) Chase was actually the first person responsible for the design of the nation’s paper currency. Take a look at the faces on every U.S. bill. Notice anything? That’s right. They’re all dead people. That’s because federal law prohibits any living person’s face from appearing on our currency. States the Treasury Department: “The law prohibits portraits of living persons from appearing on Government Securities.” Over the years, rumors spread by email and social media have claimed living former presidents including Barack Obama were being considered for inclusion on U.S. bills. One parody that has been shared repeatedly and mistaken for true states Obama’s face was going to replace George Washington’s on the $1 bill. “We thought about creating a new denomination for Obama, but George Washington has had plenty of time in the sun,” the parody states.