Andrew Jackson may have won the War of 1812, but he's about to lose his place in your wallet.
A creative and action-minded group called Women on 20s has launched an effort to replace Jackson on the $20 bill with one of 15 famous women from U.S. history.
Old Hickory doesn't stand a chance in this modern-age duel. Women on 20s has created a simple, persuasive pitch that's made to stick:
1) The male faces on U.S. currency haven't changed since 1929;
2) Jackson was against paper currency; he also signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830;
3) Women are a huge economic and political force in this country;
4) President Obama thinks it sounds like a "pretty good idea";
5) Umm, do you really need a No. 5?
2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. It will also be the year that a prominent American woman boots Jackson off the $20 bill.
The only thing that can stop this campaign: If America fights over who that woman should be.
Hmmm, maybe I should hedge my bet. I'll bet you two Lincolns instead, OK?