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History of Money and Banking

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Deutschland reisen small square The Dutch give America a loan. Dutch bankers agree to lend two million dollars to the United States.
Us greatseal obverse600px small square Great Seal of the United States The Great Seal of the United States was adobted.
2954370 abstract of the new u s dollar coin on dollar bills with narrow depth of field small square The Dollar First Decimal Coinage System in the World For the first time in history, a nation adopted a decimal coinage system. The dollar was unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States.
First%20bank small square First Bank of the United States Congress chartered the first bank of the United States for 20 years. It's purpose was to handle the financial needs of the country as a whole. Before this each state had it's separate banks and currency.
Us coins small square Coinage Act Congress passes the Coinage Act, which establishes a mint and prescribes a decimal system of coinage.
1921 morgan dollar chapman obv small square Silver Dollar First Silver Dollars released into circulation.
Gold dollar coin small square Gold Dollar First Gold Dollar released into circulation.
Timeline small square First Bank of the United States Charter Expires Congress had only placed a 20 year charter on the First Bank of the United States. Once it had expired the bank was faced with so much opposition congress could not re-charter it. Thus the First Bank was shut down.
Second%20bank small square Second Bank of the United States The War of 1812 caused the need for another national bank. Congress chartered the Second Bank for 20 years in January of 1817.
Bankruptcy small square Second Bank of the United States goes bankrupt The charter of the Second Bank expired in 1836. However the bank continued to function as a normal state bank. It went bankrupt 5 years later.
Timeline small square Beginning of the "Free Banking" Era The Free Banking Era was a time when there was no central bank in the United States. Instead each state continued to use it's own banks and currency.
Miner small square Start of the Gold Rush Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California, marking the start of the Gold Rush.
Onedollar small square First Paper Currency The first United States paper currency was produced by the Treasury Department
Timeline small square End of the "Free Banking" Era The time of "Free Banking" had ended in 1862
Congress small square National Bank act of1863 This act provided loans to fund the Civil War along with creating a system of national banks and a unified currency.
Secret service agent small square Secret Service Created The United States Secret Service was created to combat conter-fitting.
Bankers%20panic small square 1907 Bankers Panic The bankers panic is a financial crisis caused by the New York Stock Exchange falling to 50% of it's peak from the previous year.
Congress small square Federal Reserve Act of 1913 The Federal Reserve was created in 1913 as a result of a series of extreme panics including the "Bankers Panic of 1907"
War%20loan small square War Loan American bankers agree to lend Great Britain, and France five hundred million dollars. This was the largest loan in any country at the time.
Us%20loans%20money%20to%20germany small square United States Loans money to Germany The United States loans Germany two hundred million for reparations after the great war.
Timeline small square National Bank Fails The largest bank failure int he history of the nation takes place when the national bank closes in New York,
Timeline small square Debt Ceiling Raised Congress raises the national debt ceiling to a record high of forty nine billion dollars.
Timeline small square First Computer Installed in the Treasury Department The first computer is installed in the treasury department, containing 6,500 radio tubes.
Ingodwetrust small square "In God We Trust" The President signed a Joint Resolution declaring that the motto In God We Trust would be the national motto.
Timeline small square Money is not worth anything. Marked the first time in United States history that a paper currency, purportedly designated as legal tender, was not directly or indirectly redeemable in silver or gold coin or bullion
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Bank Panic Increases Over 800 banks are closed in a two month timespan as the bank panic continues to increase.