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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

President Herbert Hoover and reconstruction leaders meet in Washington on February 6, 1932, to discuss the president"s contemplated campaign against national hoarding.

Banking Acts of 1932

Two laws were enacted in 1932 to address concerns about the Fed’s structure and mission

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

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Eugene I. Meyer

Eugene I. Meyer

Meyer, who led the Federal Reserve Board from 1930 to 1933, pushed for reform of the banking system.

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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