Presentation on theme: "Money What is money? A medium of exchange"— Presentation transcript:
1 Money What is money? A medium of exchange Anything generally accepted as method of payment (coins, paper currency, deposits in bank accounts)Printed or coined money is called currency or Federal Reserve Notes
2 Currency Why use currency? Currency is easily counted Currency is durableCurrency is easy to carryCurrency can be easily controlled
4 The Government and Money Why does the government issue currency and coins?To create an easy way to pay for goods and services.people accept currency in exchange for goods and services because they have confidence in the government.
5 The Government and Money Expressed power in the US Constitution says the legislative branch decides how money is made.The Federal Reserve System controls the value of moneyThe Federal reserve also regulates banks and is the bank of the national governmentThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing is in charge of printing currencyThe National Mint coins moneyThe National Treasury is in charge of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the National MintWhich government agencies are responsible for creating money?