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
This 2007-09 economic downturn was the longest since WWII
The Fed introduced various credit programs to deal with the 2007-09 financial crisis.
The 2007-10 crisis stemmed in part from an expansion of mortgages to high-risk borrowers
The failures of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG occurred in 2008