A two-cent coin and a twenty-cent cent piece were proposed in 1806 by Connecticut senator Uriah Tracy. He proposed that it would be made out of billion, or silver. Tracy’s legislation failed in the House of Representatives in 1806 and 1807.
World War Two started when Germany launched an attack on Poland in September 1, 1939. In response, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. In December 7, 1941, the Japanese made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. On December 8, the United States of America declared War on Japan.