Historical Inquiry with 75 Years of American Finance

Historical Inquiry 75 Years of American Finance icon

This unique activity features a primary source from the Fed's online archive, FRASER. 75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation, 1861-1935, is an 85-foot long detailed timeline compiled in 1936. The activity reviews the document layout and provides historical inquiry questions divided into four sections: observe, reflect, question, and analyze. Students can evaluate any given year(s) of the timeline, and the document may be used to introduce historical inquiry and/or to support study of historical themes, years or eras noted in the timeline.



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Education Level: 9-12
Subjects: History Economics Data Literacy
Concepts: Economy
Resource Types: Primary Source Document Charts/Graphs
Languages: English
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