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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, speaks at a meeting of Congressional leaders who were proposing budget cuts.

Monetary Control Act

The 1980 Act was one of the most important laws to affect the Fed in its 100-year history

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

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Paul A. Volcker

Paul A. Volcker

Volcker believed the Monetary Control Act would strengthen the Fed's ability to implement monetary policy.

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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