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Student Research Projects

The Evolution of Currency During the American Civil War

Student John Maravich
Faculty Mentor(s) Dr. Clayton Drees
Department History
Course History 460: Senior Project Seminar


The history of the American Civil War had tremendous impacts on the nature of the American Republic in terms of social, regional, and international significance. However, it also marks an important point in the transition of the American currency from one of dollars in gold and silver to dollars of paper and faith in the government and economy. The American Civil War provided the catalyst that transformed the currency of the United States from a bullion to fiat system.


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