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History of the FDIC
The FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s. As the FDIC celebrates its 75th anniversary, we present a historical perspective on the rich history of protecting consumers.
FDIC Exhibit Shows Economic History (Courtesy of News Channel 4, Washington, DC)
News Reports on the First 50 Years of FDIC History
View a collection of 1930's pictures depicting the banking crisis and the FDIC's response.
Last Updated 1/20/2012