Of the countless brave women who've helped shape the United States of America, influencing its past, present, and future, how do we choose just one? Well, that's a task our nation is facing thanks to the newly redesigned $10 bill, which will soon feature a woman for the very first time.
It's a tough decision, no doubt, but a new poll indicates that most Americans have already made up their minds on who they'd like to see: Eleanor Roosevelt.
In case you forgot, Roosevelt, the nation's longest-serving First Lady -- who fought tirelessly as an advocate for women, African Americans, and Asian Americans -- was an activist, politician, and diplomat. While highly respected, her outspoken nature also made her a controversial First Lady -- AKA, she was a total badass and nobody messed with her. Uh-huh.
That look definitely says, "Yo, don't f--k with me."
According to a McClatchy-Marist poll, about one in three Americans (29%) chose Roosevelt, while Harriet Tubman, the famous abolitionist (and also major badass) is second with 20%. Sitting at 11% each is Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart, and Susan B. Anthony. In last place is Sandra Day O’Connor, the country’s first female Supreme Court justice, who received 4% of the vote.
Let's be real -- it would be pretty sweet to see any one of these amazing historical women grace the $10 bill, which will be unveiled in 2020. And can we also just say ABOUT TIME.