Money. Politics. History. Culture. America.
“If money go before, all ways do lie open” (The Merry Wives of Windsor 2.2.961-962). On July 6th, 1785, the United States adopted the dollar as the official monetary unit after multiple failed attempts with alternative currencies. The dollar was adopted from the Spanish Milled Dollar which had high silver levels. Once the accessibility of gold increased, it was added to the currency options. Over time, the U.S. has moved from paper money to the most popular form of transactions we all know and love -- electronic.