From the beginning of human civilization, if someone needed to get something done, or wanted to obtain an object or some food from another person, there would be some kind of exchange or transaction involved between the two parties. At first, these types of transactions involved currency such as livestock, wheat, or linens, and as time went on and technology continued to advance, civilizations and people began to offer currency like gold or hand-forged coins in order make some kind of purchase. In the last 300 years, currency has changed monumentally, as the world has gone from primarily using coins, to then using mostly paper bills, to now mostly using credit cards; and these transitions have affected every corner of the globe, including the United States.
15. The Constitution Stated That Only Coins Be Used
The constitution of the United States is by far one of the greatest political documents of all time, as it provides basically everything a person needs in order to live a truly great life free from tyranny and oppression. In the centuries since it was written, there have been multiple changes made to the constitution, primarily in regards to social issues, but there was also a section in the constitution that dealt specifically with money and what kind should have been used throughout the country. In Article 1 of the constitution, there is no mention of using paper money for currency, because at that the time it was written, it was very easy to make counterfeit bills, which was perceived to be a real threat for the economy, which is why coins were the suggested mode of currency, because they were more difficult to counterfeit. As it turns out though, people still made counterfeit coins, so the government decided to just go ahead and make paper money anyway.