Monthly Archives: August 2017

Brief American History

The history of the United States is vast and complex, but can be broken down into moments and time periods that divided, unified, and changed the United States into the country it is today: 1700-1799 The American Revolution (sometimes referred to as the American War of Independence or the Revolutionary War) was a conflict which […]

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American Holidays

Federal Holidays Many government offices close on federal holidays and some private businesses may close as well. If the holiday falls during the weekend, the government may observe it on a different day. Federal employees receive pay and many receive time off for federal holidays. 2017 Federal Holidays Monday, January 2: New Year’s Day* Monday, […]

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American Money

The United States issues paper currency and coins to pay for purchases, taxes, and debts. Paper Money American paper currency is issued in several denominations: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing manufactures paper money. It also redesigns money, with new appearances and enhanced security features to prevent […]

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