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Founding Fathers Feud
Students review the origins of the Constitution and its predecessor, the Articles of Confederation. They learn about the differences between those who identified as Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and their opinions on a central bank.
Treasury Offset Program to the Rescue (Page One Economics Focus on Finance)
This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how the Treasury Offset Program recovers taxpayer money from people who have received government benefits in error or by fraud and also recovers delinquent child support.
Income Tax: Facts and Filings (Page One Economics Focus on Finance)
Federal individual income tax must be paid to the U.S. government, but the amounts paid vary widely. This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance addresses basic facts about the tax—its history, purpose, and current structure.
Podcast Fiscal Policy
How does the economy get back on track when it’s off course? In this episode of The Economic Lowdown podcast series, you’ll learn about how the government uses fiscal policy to influence the economy.
Virtual Exhibit: Let Us Put Our Money Together – The Founding of America’s First Black Banks
Use this link to visit the Money Museum's virtual exhibit on the founding of America's first Black-owned banks as well as the accompanying lesson plan by the Kansas City Fed!
Balance of Power Teaching Guide
Balance of Power explores the Federal Reserve Bank's role throughout history, emphasizing the theme of independence of the central bank from political control. The associated Teaching Guide will help students develop an overview of the functions of the Federal Reserve and its responsibilities to U.S. citizens by looking at the challenges that the Federal Reserve has faced, as well as the resulting changes in its role.
Inside the Vault Spring 2009
This issue addresses a challenging question about why most rich countries are democratic and most dictatorships are poor.
Constitutionality of a Central Bank
Students learn about McCulloch v. Maryland, a case decided in 1819 over (1) whether the state of Maryland had the right to tax the Second Bank of the United States and (2) whether Congress had violated the Constitution in establishing the Bank.