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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Act in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., alongside members of Congress including the bill"s co-sponsors, Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank.

Dodd‑Frank Act

This wide-ranging legislation was signed by President Obama in 2010

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

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Ben S. Bernanke

Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke discussed Dodd-Frank's role in reducing the likelihood of future financial crises during his semi-annual report to Congress.

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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