by Derek Schuemann, Inlet Grove Community High School

This WebQuest gives students in-depth knowledge of the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy.

Introduction

Welcome to the Federal Reserve System also known as The Fed. Many people donít realize the importance and power of the Federal Reserve. It was created to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. The Fed plays an integral role in the United Statesí government and economy. Your groupís mission is to determine our (the Fedís) role in the government, money supply, economic growth, and central banking.

Throughout your research of the Fed, think about how the Federal Reserve influences the economy and economic growth, how it controls the money supply?