This Day in Business History: The FDIC Is Founded as a Provision of the Glass-Steagall Act

June 16, 1933: Following the failure of nearly five thousand banks in 1929, which promulgated the Great Depression, the Glass-Steagall Act was signed into law. As a provision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was established to protect bank customers’ deposits in the event of future bank failures.

Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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