Topic 1: What are the origins of the Federal Reserve? What is the history of the national or central banking system in the United States and what role does it play in the economy? What are some criticisms leveled against the Federal Reserve?
Topic 2: What were a few reasons for the outbreak of the Great War (World War I) in Europe? Which major world powers made up the two alliances in 1914 and what were their reasons for affiliation? What were some consequences for Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and Austria-Hungary?