Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944
From The Free Forex Encyclopedia
The Bretton Woods Agreement is a pact that was made all the way back in the 1940's by the economic powers at that time to stabilize currencies. What it did was establish a fixed exchange rate for currencies in terms of gold to make trade among nations easier. This kind of exchange rate system lasted until 1971, before the US finally decided to end the convertibility of the dollar to gold.