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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

A crowd forms in front of Federal Hall, Wall Street, during the Panic of 1907.

Panic of 1907

The story of the crash that inspired monetary reform

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

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Nelson W. Aldrich

Nelson W. Aldrich

After the Panic of 1907, Sen. Aldrich co-authored a bill to help make the money supply more elastic.

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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