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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

War bond rally to buy bonds, February 1944.

WWII and its Aftermath

Monetary policy fundamentally changed during the period of 1941 to 1951

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

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Chester C. Davis

Chester C. Davis

During the Second World War, the St. Louis Fed's president took on the additional role of War Food Administrator.

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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