Business Insider has the article A history of the US gold standard.
After expressing his own political views about the matter, the author shifts gears.
So instead, I want to lay out the facts of America’s past relationship with gold as a currency and dispel some of the misconceptions people might have.
I have not fact checked the article, but the story of our off and on relationship with the gold standard seems plausible to me. I record a link to this story on my blog because I think it is a good idea to have some perspective on our history with the gold standard.