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Comment: He did print money to pay for

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He did print money to pay for

He did print money to pay for the Civil War, (Greenbacks) because it was quicker and easier to pay for it. It wasn't until about 4 years after the war and Lincoln's assisnation that Congress decided to go back to the gold standard, which was government controlled.