The 2007-09 economic crisis was deep and protracted enough to become known as "the Great Recession" and was followed by what was, by some measures, a long but unusually slow recovery.
This wide-ranging legislation was signed by President Obama in 2010
Support for Specific Institutions
The failures of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG occurred in 2008
Fed Credit Programs
The Fed introduced various credit programs to deal with the 2007-09 financial crisis.
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
The 2007-10 crisis stemmed in part from an expansion of mortgages to high-risk borrowers
This 2007-09 economic downturn was the longest since WWII