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Revolutionary Money

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Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary

In this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, students look at paper money issued during the American Revolution by each of the thirteen new states. In a lesson, the class uses the bills to gather primary source information about the times.

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