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Why is American currency green?

In 1861, as a means of financing the American Civil War, the federal government began issuing paper money for the first time since the Continental Congress ...
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Why do some Civil War battles have two names?

Antietam or Sharpsburg? Manassas or Bull Run? For many Americans, what you call a Civil War battle has nearly everything to do with where you or your Civil ...