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OK, most people are probably familiar with American money, but maybe not the faces of the money, so let's meet the faces of the U.S. monetary system.

One Dollar Bill
First up, on the one dollar bill is George Washington. George washington was the first president of the United States, so fittingly he is on the one dollar bill. Before being president, he was a general in the army.

Five Dollar Bill
OK, next up - Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln is famous for being the president during the American civil war, and during the civil war the North and South of the country fought and Lincoln was the president. A big issue at that time was slavery, and also Lincoln is famous for being assassinated. He was killed when he was president.

Ten Dollar Bill
OK, on the ten dollar bill is Alexander Hamilton. He was never president of the United States. He was a very famous lawyer and he wrote many influential papers which helped found the country. He was also the first Secretary of the Treasury, which is in control of printing the money, so maybe that's why his face is on the ten dollar bill.

Twenty Dollar Bill
OK, next, on the twenty dollar bill is Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson was a very tough president. He is known for being very tough and being in battle and being a prisoner of war. He once had somebody try to kill him when he was president but he survived. Basically people just remember him as being very tough.

Fifty Dollar Bill
OK, on the fifty dollar bill is Ulysses S. Grant. He was president after the Civil War. He was the general of the Northern Army, which won the war, and similar to Washington, after he won a major war he was rewarded by becoming president.

Hundred Dollar Bill
OK, next we have the hundred dollar bill. Now the hundred dollar bill has Benjamin Franklin, and like Alexander Hamilton, Franklin was never president, but he was very smart and he had many inventions and ideas about science and literature and politics so he is know for many famous ideas for his time and so he is on the hundred dollar bill.

OK, that's it. Those are the faces of the American money system. What about your country? Who are the faces of the money where you live?

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