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Economic Education

The State and National Banking Eras: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking PDF Document New (3.07 MB, 20 pages)

Outlines the state and national banking eras, the period between the end of the second Bank of the United States (1836) and the founding of the Federal Reserve (1913).

The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking PDF Document (2.99 MB, 20 pages)

Outlines the origins and operations of the first Bank of the United States, the nation’s first attempt at central banking.

The Second Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking PDF Document (3.80 MB, 14 pages)

Outlines the origins and operations of the second Bank of the United States, the nation’s second attempt at central banking.

A Day in the Life of the FOMC

Learn more about the FOMC and the inner workings of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policymaking body.

Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy PDF Icon (4.24 MB, 12 pages)

Tells readers about Benjamin Franklin’s role in the debate about devising a system of paper money in the colonies and his monetary philosophy. Based on a lecture presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia by Professor Farley Grubb of the University of Delaware. Co-sponsored by The Library Company of Philadelphia.

History of Central Banking

Describes the history of central banking in the United States from 1791 through deregulation.

How to Establish, Use & Protect Credit

Discusses how to qualify for credit and use it wisely.

Intersections

Provides information on economic education for K-12 teachers. (back issues only)

Money in Motion

Learn about money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System through the Philadelphia Fed’s permanent exhibit.

Lesson plans to be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibit are also available.

Symbols on American Money

Describes and explains the various images and symbols that have been used on U.S. currency over the years.

The Federal Reserve and You

Designed with classroom flexibility in mind, The Federal Reserve and You is a free video composed of seven segmented chapters that will walk your students through the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve System and give them overviews of money and banking and the history of central banking in the United States. Our on-screen hosts explain it all with the help of detailed animation and interviews with Federal Reserve leaders.

What Your Credit Report Says About You

Explains what a credit report is, how it is used, and why prospective borrowers should obtain copies of their credit report before applying for credit.

Who We Are, What We Do

Explains the mission and activities of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve System.

Understanding & Improving Your Credit Score

Explains what a credit score is and offers some tips to help you increase your score.

Your Credit Rights

Summarizes the major consumer protection laws related to credit.

  • Last update: December 27, 2011