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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

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Liberty Bonds

The Treasury and the Fed worked together to finance World War I

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

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William G. McAdoo

William G. McAdoo

McAdoo chose a mix of taxation and war bond sales to finance America's participation in World War I.

Learn about the people who helped shape the Federal Reserve.

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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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