Saturday, March 26, 2011

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN, in which Tom and Huck decide what to do

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN on Project Gutenberg

The currency of the United States has shifted as history changed the needs and demands for ready cash.  During the Civil War, when all metals were diverted to the war effort, the U.S. Treasury issued “fractional money,” or paper money to represent the value of a coin.  General Francis E. Spinner conceived this idea, as well as many others and was considered a hero. 

Your mission for this chapter:
What did Spencer M. Clark manage to do when he worked at the Treasury and what did Congress do thereafter? (HINT: After looking at the showcases, Tour Historical Context.)

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