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9 presidents who helped shape our economy

Click a president on the timeline to find out how he impacted the U.S. financially. Think we left one out? Email us.

2008 - George W. Bush1971 - Richard Nixon1930 - Herbert Hoover1965 - Lyndon B. Johnson1933 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt1816 - James Madison1890 - Benjamin Harrison1913 - Woodrow Wilson1791 - George Washington

Throughout history, U.S. presidents have played a large role in evolving the market into what it is today.

While examples such as these may stand out as big executive decisions, other presidents have directly or indirectly had a major impact on the country's economy and the government's finances.

Bankrate has compiled a timeline of nine presidential decisions that affected the pocketbooks of people, businesses and governments. Read on for a quick history lesson in U.S. presidential money history.

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