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1791: Before the Fed

U.S. Monetary Policy in the Pre-Fed Era
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1791: First Bank of the U.S.

Alexander Hamilton's grand experiment in central banking.
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1816: Second Bank of the U.S.

A national bank is established for a rising power.
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1863: Banking Panics of the Gilded Age

Panics of the Late 19th Century
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1907: Panic of 1907

The story of the crash that inspired monetary reform.
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1910: Jekyll Island Conference

The meeting that laid the Fed's foundations
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