By Jerry W. Markham
This finished monetary historical past of the us specializes in the expansion and growth of banking, securities and assurance because the colonial interval. The booklet breaks down into classes of frenzied hypothesis, quiet progress, panics and livid growth.
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Roosevelt’s attacks on big business under the antitrust laws added further uncertainty to the market. Among his targets were the Du Pont powder company and the Gunpowder Trade Association, which were charged with violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, and a court later upheld that claim. Roosevelt remained unrepentant. He sent a special message to Congress in 1908 in which he demanded regulation of speculators in the stock market. ” The president informed Congress that “complete control over the issue of securities” was needed.
Knowing that this would further demoralize the market, Morgan raised the money within minutes. He announced that call money would be loaned at 10 percent. Morgan had the banks and trust companies raise additional funds in order to bail out other trust companies experiencing runs. Morgan wanted the Secretary of the Treasury to deposit government funds in trust companies, but the secretary could deposit funds only in national banks. Morgan had him deposit $25 million in those banks, which then loaned the money to the trust companies.
Nelson Aldrich. A senator with close connections to the Rockefeller family, Aldrich was the father of the modern Federal Reserve. (Portrait by Anders Leonard Zorn, courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. ) The Hughes Committee The Panic of 1907 occasioned another large-scale investigation in New York. The Governor’s Committee on Speculation in Securities and Commodities rendered its report on June 7, 1909, to Charles E. Hughes, who had become the governor of New York after the Armstrong Committee’s investigation.
A financial history of the United States (1900-1970) by Jerry W. Markham