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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

President Nixon prepares to announce new economic policies on a television broadcast.

Gold Convertibility Ends

Nixon ended gold convertibility in 1971

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

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Arthur F. Burns

Arthur F. Burns

Burns was among those who advised Nixon on his plan to stave off inflation and address other economic issues in 1971.

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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