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    Why is Grant on the $50 bill?

    He was a terrible president right? Or is it because of his military accomplishments? But from what I've heard, he really wasn't that great of a general. And of course being a president is not required to be on money- as Franklin is on a bill.

    I just hate seeing his face on the bill, that's all

    Perhaps we should change it to something else.

    recommendations?

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    REAGAN!!!
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    Originally posted by The Mad Monk
    REAGAN!!!
    yes ... and the ink should fade away in time ...

    *slaps himself in the face : now that was rude*
    "Ceterum censeo Ben esse expellendum."

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    To remind alcoholics that being a corrupt substance abuser is no bar to high political office.
    Only feebs vote.

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    Grant was one of the greatest generals ever to exist. He did make a few tactical errors but it was cunning strategy that caused Lee's defeat. But never was he a great president.

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    No **** you dumbass. My brother and I happen to be named after Lee and Grant.
    Only feebs vote.

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    Giancarlo = Fez ???
    or just similar avatars ?
    "Ceterum censeo Ben esse expellendum."

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    Originally posted by Agathon
    No **** you dumbass. My brother and I happen to be named after Lee and Grant.
    I wasn't addressing you, numb nuts.

    Dannubis: I no longer use Fez, I changed back to my real name.

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    Just making sure, asshat.
    Only feebs vote.

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    QED



    nice one
    "Ceterum censeo Ben esse expellendum."

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    I prefer Grant's 12 years old Scotch
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    Originally posted by Chemical Ollie
    I prefer Grant's 12 years old Scotch
    Me too, that stuff must 140 years old by now!
    He's got the Midas touch.
    But he touched it too much!
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    Grants whisky. Pffftt.
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    I remember reading about Grant's Civil War accomplishments. It appears he was drunk at several key battles but never the less one them because he kept ordering his troops to attack when a sobber general would have retreated to regroup.
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    Originally posted by The Mad Monk
    REAGAN!!!
    NOOOOOO!!!!

    Anyway, Grant is certainly an important person in US history. Hamilton and Franklyn are on money, and neither of them were presidents.
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    important

    if the criteria is historical importance, I think FDR should replace Grant. Lincoln already represents that part of US history.
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    What? No Taft, McKinley, Coolidge, or Ford?
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    Re: important

    Originally posted by pchang
    if the criteria is historical importance, I think FDR should replace Grant. Lincoln already represents that part of US history.
    FDR is already on the dime.
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    He wasn't so bad. He held the country together at a time when it could have easily fallen back into Civil War.

    Read this: Grant's Presidency Reconsidered

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    I think William Henry Harrison (ninth President of the United States) sould be on the $50

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    Keep Grant, but give something to Truman!!!

    ...maybe the Penny, Abe already has the five, not to mention a great big sculpture on Mt. Rushmore, and the Lincoln memorial, and...

    ...well that's all that I can think of right now

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    I thought you meant 50 billion dollar bill

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    Who was $1000 bill (not longer printed since the 1930s)
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    Originally posted by Lefty Scaevola
    Who was $1000 bill (not longer printed since the 1930s)
    Grover Cleveland

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    All bill denominations:

    $1 - Washington
    $2 - Jefferson
    $5 - Lincoln
    $10 - Hamilton
    $20 - Jackson
    $50 - Grant
    $100 - Franklin
    $500 McKinley
    $1000 - Cleveland
    $5000 - Madison
    $10000 - Chase (SC justice)
    $100000 - Wilson

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    Originally posted by Lefty Scaevola
    Who was $1000 bill (not longer printed since the 1930s)
    Woodrow Wilson was on the 100,000 bill - Series 1934 US Gold Certificates, which were authorized only for use between the Treasury and the Federal Reserve.

    The large denomination bills for general circulation which went out of issue in the 1930s had the following people on them:

    500 - William McKinley
    1,000 - Grover Cleveland
    5,000 - James Madison
    10,000 - Salmon P. Chase
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    X post - but Chase wasn't on the bill because of his position on SCOTUS. He was ol' Abe's first Treasury Secretary, and between his signing off all those permits to trade with the enemy for generous patrons and buddies, he was responsible for moving the US to a standard paper currency system, as well as setting regular treasury bonds and a bond marketing system (again dominated by political patrons and robber barons, but you can't have everything. )
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    Re: Re: important

    Originally posted by Shi Huangdi


    FDR is already on the dime.
    And washington is "already' on the quarter, Lincoln on the penny, Jefferson on the nickel...

    They should get rid on the penny, IF (huge IF) Reagan ever gets on money, put him on the dime (at most), if they get rid of grant, replace him with FDR, and move Kennedy of our money, freeing up the fifty cent piece.
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