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On this day in history…February 25

on February 25, 2014

On February 25, 1862, the US Congress passed the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper money, rather than gold or silver bullion, to pay the government’s bills.  For more on this event, click here.

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The Dollar Bill in Translation by Christopher ForestThe dollar bill in translation : what it really means

Presents the dollar bill and explains its meaning and symbolism using everyday language. Describes the events that led to the creation of currency and its significance through history.

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A Dollar Bill’s Journey by Suzanne SladeA dollar bill's journey

Looks at how dollars bills are created, distributed, and used by following a single bill from its printing to its eventual recycling after its life as a bill is over.


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