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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

President Roosevelt chats with various politicians and administration officials as he signs the Banking Act of 1935.

Banking Act of 1935

This legislation restructured the Fed in both cosmetic and consequential ways

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

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Marriner S. Eccles

Marriner S. Eccles

Early in his tenure on the Federal Reserve Board, Eccles was instrumental in drafting the Banking Act of 1935.

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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