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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

A sign advertising refinancing services is posted in a vacant lot April 29, 2008 in Stockton, California.

Subprime Mortgage Crisis

The 2007-10 crisis stemmed in part from an expansion of mortgages to high-risk borrowers

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

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Ben S. Bernanke

Ben S. Bernanke

Bernanke led the Fed's response to the mortgage crisis and larger disruptions to financial markets in 2007-09.

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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