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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

Two men carry the Lehman Brother’s corporate sign to an auction house in London.

Support for Specific Institutions

The failures of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG occurred in 2008

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

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Timothy F. Geithner

Timothy F. Geithner

As president of the N.Y. Fed, Geithner was involved in several key policy decisions made during the 2007-08 financial crisis.

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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