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Neil Degrasse Tyson's Currency Analysis

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In the Tanner Humanities Center video of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tyson discusses the problems with the American currency. His platform is that there should be scientists like him on the U.S currency, so they could be valued as people who contributed to who we are as a nation. While watching the video, I enjoyed his humor , and the way he used logic to explain how the currency should be labeled. Although, I disagree with Tyson’s view that scientists should be the ones on the currency, I believe that the currency should be changed. It should not only have scientists, but some politicians, artists, etc. People who sacrifice themselves in order to keep the U.S moving forward. First for the new five dollar bill would be Harriet Tubman, who risked her life because she was a slave until she…show more content…
Anthony, who was a women rights activist, and played a great role in the women's suffrage movement. She was a leader who is remembered for her support for women's voting rights and her hard work in achieving the movement. Susan should be noticed, because without her women probably wouldn’t be able to vote. Third for the new twenty dollar bill would be Rosa Parks, who was famous for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. She is known as the “first lady of civil rights”. She resisted against racial segregation and fought for her rights, to be respected and treated equally as an African-American. I believe she deserves to be on the bill because of her bravery and her belief to stand up for the right thing. Fourth for the new fifty dollar bill would be Martin Luther King, who was an activist, humanitarian, and a devout christian. King believed that he could change the world with non-violent protests. I chose him on the bill, because of his determination and courage to bring justice to people who were judged and treated terribly, because of the color of their skin. He deserves to be respected and remain noticed as a
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