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A Brief Financial History of the United States


Written by Catherine McGrew Jaime

Smashwords Edition



Copyright 2010 by Catherine McGrew Jaime


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Introduction

I find timelines the best way to keep history straight. But, don’t worry, I use footnotes liberally – I had to look up many of these financial expressions, people, events, and terms, and I share that information throughout the book.

I also happened to be teaching a class on Benjamin Franklin at the time I started this study. I noticed that he had some sayings that applied to this topic – I’ve sprinkled a few of those throughout the book.

At the request of a friend, I’ve also sprinkled “Catherine’s commentary” throughout. Those appear as CC: ______It will become clear very quickly that I come at this from a fiscally conservative perspective!

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