Outlines the creation and the evolution of the Federal Reserve Banking system during its first century of operation, from 1913 to 2013.
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).
Outlines the origins and operations of the first Bank of the United States, the nation’s first attempt at central banking.
Outlines the origins and operations of the second Bank of the United States, the nation’s second attempt at central banking.
Learn more about the FOMC and the inner workings of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policymaking body.
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.
Describes the history of central banking in the United States from 1791 through deregulation.
Discusses how to qualify for credit and use it wisely.
Provides information on economic education for K-12 teachers. (back issues only)
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.
Describes and explains the various images and symbols that have been used on U.S. currency over the years.
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.
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.
Explains the mission and activities of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve System.
Explains what a credit score is and offers some tips to help you increase your score.
Summarizes the major consumer protection laws related to credit.