The United States made several attempts to regulate banks and manage the money supply at a national level before the creation of the Federal Reserve System.
Meeting at Jekyll Island
The 1910 gathering that laid the Fed’s foundations
Panic of 1907
The story of the crash that inspired monetary reform
Banking Panics of the Gilded Age
The late 19th century was beset by panics
Second Bank of the US
The nation made its second attempt at creating a central bank in 1816
First Bank of the U. S.
Hamilton's grand experiment in central banking began in 1791