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  • Independent Central Bank The Federal Reserve
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    ... Even before the creation of the Federal Reserve, banks were used by the public just as we use them today. Deposits were made into savings accounts. Loans were taken out to mortgage a home or finance a new business. Banknotes were issued and spent when the public borrowed from the banks. Borrowers spent these banknotes just as paper money is spent today. These bank notes were valued as money since they were backed by the promise that they would be exchanged on demand for either gold or silver...
  • Federal Reserve Banks Directors
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    Final Paper Evolution of the Central Bank An important idea that the revolutionary United States originated is the separation of powers. That idea applies not only to a nations government but also her central banking system. Like the government itself, a central bank requires autonomy from the government while exercising influences on each other. The complementary effect leads to a successful national economy. In analyzing the history and development of the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, an...
  • Federal Reserve Banks
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    Although the name the Federal Reserve System sounds governmentally controlled, that assumption of conducting is false. The FRS is independently within the outskirts of the government. Final decisions within the board are not concluded by the president, but the Federal system allows for a review by Congress. The FRS will annually report to Congress basically to inform them on the status of their work in progress. So the FRS is clearly established and controlled by themselves within the guidelines...
  • Federal Reserve Needs Information About The Economy
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    In order to advance economically, the government of any region must make efforts to create forms of buying power. There are various ways in which this situation could be approached. In the United States, one of the most powerful institutions with the ability to do this is the Federal Reserve System. The Fed is responsible for enforcing many of the federal laws that protect consumers in their dealings with state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. It also assumes the r...
  • Operations Of The Federal Reserve Banks
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    central banking system of the United States. Established in 1913, it began to operate in Nov., 1914. Its setup, although somewhat altered since its establishment, particularly by the Banking Act of 1935, has remained substantially the same. Structure The Federal Reserve Act created 12 regional Federal Reserve banks, supervised by a Federal Reserve Board. Each reserve bank is the central bank for its district. The boundary lines of the districts were drawn in accordance with broad geographic patt...
  • Greenspan's Early Years At The Federal Reserve
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    Congress established the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, in 1913 to provide the country with a more secure, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Presently, the Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas: (1) conducting the nation's monetary policy; 2) supervising and regulating banking institutions and protecting the credit rights of consumers; (3) maintaining the stability of the financial system; and (4) providing certain financial se...
  • Federal Reserve Act
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    The Progressive Era - Federal Legislation The Progressive Era was a period in which the federal government increased its legislation and its grasp of the nation. There were three distinct pieces of federal legislation that seem to stick out, The Meat Inspection Act The Federal Reserve Act, , and The Hepburn Act. All of this legislation gave the government an extremely large amount of power to regulate business and industry as well as the people of the United States of America. The first of the l...
  • Fed S Policies
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    Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board: President Clinton appointed Alan Greenspan, a well-known chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, to his fourth term as the chairman of the nation's central bank. Alan Greenspan accepted the chance to lead the Federal Reserve Board for another four-year term beginning June of 2000. President Clinton praised Greenspan for starting a 'New Era', an era with high technologies and productivity to advance. He is expected to push the level of prosper...
  • Financial Statements Of The Federal Reserve Banks
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    The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. It was created by Congress to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible and more stable monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve was created on December 23, 1913, with the signing of the Federal Reserve Act by President Woodrow Wilson. Today, the Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas: conducting the nation's monetary policy by influencing money and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of full empl...
  • Establishment Of Federal Reserve Banks
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    The Federal Reserve System Why do a research paper on the Federal Reserve System? This is a question we went over in our heads while making a decision on the type of research paper to do, what we wanted to learn more about and why. Over the past few years we have realized the impact that the Federal Government has on our economy, yet we never knew enough about the subject to understand why. While taking this Economics course it has brought so many things to our attention, especially since we see...
  • Federal Reserve Banks
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    In 1913 Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act, which created the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Act was passed to help make a more sound banking system and healthy economy. The components of this system are: the Board of Directors, 12 Federal Reserve banks and the Federal Open Market Committee. The Fed has a variety of functions, it acts as a bank to the banks, it functions as the bank for the government, and it acts as the banking supervisor. (Ahearn, p. 33) The 12 Federal Reserv...
  • Sioux Ownership Of The Great Sioux Reservation
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    10/14/99 Losing the Black Hills In the early 1860's the Oglala Sioux leader Chief Red Cloud fought to keep the U.S. Army from opening the Bozeman Trail, which led to the Montana gold fields through Sioux hunting areas in the Dakota Territory. Between 1866 and 1868 Red Cloud and his allies besieged forts along the trail until in 1868 the U.S. government agreed to abandon it. Red Cloud signed the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie Wyoming on April 29, 1869. The U.S. government agreed to close the Bozeman...
  • Recession Will The Federal Reserve System
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    The economy of the United States of America is the largest in the world. In 2000, the U.S. had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 9,318.5 billion dollars. (Real Gross Domestic Product, 2001) The United States has an economy that is market driven but government regulated. Because the economy is market driven, it tends to have a cyclical nature. The market contracts, which causes a decrease in GDP, and it expands which causes the GDP to rise. This cycle is constantly in motion. Before the Great Dep...
  • Central Bank Of The United Kingdom
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    Comparison of the United Stated and United Kingdom Banking Systems The Bank of England has had much success and as a result many nations have followed its lead in creating a central banking systems of their own. The United States is one of these nations. The two nations have many similar banking objective and strategies on how to best achieve the objectives. These nations also differ greatly in some aspects of their banking philosophies. The currencies of both nations are strongly held around th...
  • New York Federal Reserve Bank
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    The Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) was created to reduce the risk of a repeat of the financial panics that occurred in the United States before its creation in 1913. The official objective of the Fed is to ensure the financial strength and stability of the nation's banking system. The Fed regulates and examines the nation's depository institutions to reach its objective. Also, it serves as a central bank that cashes checks drawn on the Treasury Bank, places currency into circulation and initiates fu...
  • Your Money In The Bank
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    The Y 2 K Scare: How will you protect your savings? Paper # 5 - Final Paper Thesis: The United States banking system will be ready and able to protect your money in their banks at the millennium, and there is no need to panic and remove your money from the system. Audience: My audience is the regular John Doe who has some money in a savings account or checking account at their local bank, and is worried that the "Y 2 K" bug might bite them on the butt and take all their money. They don't play th...

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