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Learn More about the Panic of 1907 and the Creation of the Federal Reserve System

A bear squeeze, a bank panic and a group of wealthy financiers. The Panic of 1907 video offers a look back at one of the worst financial crises in U.S. history.

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Jekyll Island and the Creation of the Fed

Lesson and classroom activities about the Panic of 1907, the Aldrich-Vreeland Act, the origins and outcomes of the secret Jekyll Island meeting, and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The Panic of 1907: J.P. Morgan and the Money Trust

Lesson plan for 10th-12th grades aligned to educational standards and benchmarks from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Federal Reserve System Educational Resources

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Lessons from the Panic of 1907 by Ellis Tallman and Jon. R. Moen examines the circumstances leading to and intervention measures taken during the Panic of 1907.

The Panic of 1907 booklet from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides additional detail of this event.

The Balance of Power, The Political Fight For an Independent Central Bank, 1790-Present from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City offers more information on the creation of the U.S. central bank.