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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

Depositors line up to withdraw money from a Baltimore bank following the court order that limited depositors" cash withdrawals until a purchaser was found for the troubled savings and loan.

Savings and Loan Crisis

The 1980s was a period of distress for the financial sector, especially savings and loans

Understand key economic events that impacted U.S. History.

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Paul A. Volcker

Paul A. Volcker

Volcker served as chair of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987.

Learn about the people who helped shape the Federal Reserve.


The Fed's Functions

Federal Reserve Building

Did you know that the Fed's responsibilities include conducting monetary policy, supervising and regulating and providing services to financial institutions?

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Essays By Topic

Below are the essays by topic on the Federal Reserve History website.

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