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    We've Got the Power to Change the World!

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    We've Got the Power to Change the World! It is a daily event that students contemplate spending their hard-earned dollars on everything ranging from necklaces and lingerie to DVD players and video games. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the value of $1. Each student should take a moment to ask him or herself, ''How far can $1 go?'' or, ''What can $1 buy?'' In answering such a question, I expect many students to respond that a dollar has little or no value. Call me the extreme optimist but a

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    he post-war economy of the 1780s was filled with uncertainty. With obligations from personal and business debt to state and national government liabilities, money has already cemented itself as a permanent ledger of debt in the United States. Money was, at this time, really the product of federalist ideology more than a unit of account with reliable value. Americans needed a trustworthy currency to trade in and use for credit. The Spanish silver dollar was seen as a more stable foreign currency

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    Money Past and Present.

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    Money Past and Present. Money as a medium of exchange in barter and trade has always in all times found expression in some form or other from necessity thereof. In the remotest periods, before gold or silver were generally in use, it took the form of animals, oxen, sheep, lambs, shells, etc. Thus we find used cattle in Germany, leather in Rome, sugar in the West Indies, shells in Siam, lead in Burmah, platinum in Russia, tin in Great Britain, iron and nails in Scotland, brass in China, and finally

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    The Evolution of Money

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    Among every community one popular topic that we all discuss is money. Money is used every day for the buying or selling of goods, services, or repayment of debts. Money controls almost all of the things that we do or want to do. It is an influential object that installs buying capability, or the shortage of. It can alter certain choices that may be made in life. Both the creation of money, and how the value of the money is determined effects everyone. The evolution of money has gone through

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    The Penny

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    History of the U.S Cent”). Its composition has also a lot of variations; from 100% copper, to just 2.5% currently (Cohen). Surprisingly, this was not always the lowest amount of currency in the United States money system. The US Half Cent was created in 1792, and was produced until 1857 (“Collectors Guide to US Half Cents”). Presumably, it was discontinued to people not finding value in it. There have been many people today who have been adamant about both keeping and eliminating the penny. Some of the

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    Thomas Jefferson

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    Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was born at Shadwell, his father's home in Albemarle county, Va., on April 13, 1743. His father, Peter Jefferson, a man of legendary strength, was a successful planter and surveyor who gained minor title to fame as an explorer and mapmaker. His prominence in his own locality is attested by the fact that he served as a burgess and as county lieutenant. Jefferson later held the same offices. Through his mother, Jane Randolph, a member of one of the most famous Virginia

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    George Washington

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    George Washington, we’ve all heard of him but few people can fully understand him and what he did for our great country. He is said to have had wooden teeth, but he really didn’t, they were just cow’s teeth and ivory. They were less comfortable than wood though, and they distorted the shape of his mouth. One of George Washington’s many quotes was this “ It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”(George Washington)(Brainy Quote) George Washington was born on February

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    The American Banking System from 1800-1810

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    miningco.com/business/financeservices/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.jmu.edu/polisci/madison/hamil19.htm%23Origins>(accessed 12-12-99) Del Mar, Alexander. “History Of Monetary Systems: Chapter XVII: Bank Suspension Since The Era Of Private Coinage” History of the World, 01-01-1992 Foner, Eric., Garraty, John A (eds) “Banking” The Reader’s Companion to American History, Houghton Mifflin: New York, 1991., pg. 191 Flaherty, Edward. 1997. A Brief History of Banking in the United States <http://odur

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