The American Economy & Government Policy in 2008


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Which of the following was a byproduct of the Great Recession?

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1. Why is it often repeated that the Bush administration, as well as Congress, helped enable some of the factors that led to the 2008 crisis?

2. Which of the following is most likely a profile of an unemployed person in the time of the 2008 crisis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In 2008, the Unites States was faced with the Great Recession, the most significant economic contraction since the Great Depression. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the events surrounding the Great Recession.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Effects of the Great Recession
  • Timeline of events leading up to the Great Recession
  • Unemployment rates
  • Legislation created to stabilize the economy

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand how certain events led to the Great Recession
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information about byproducts of the Great Recession and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer a question about the solutions created to stabilize the economy during the Great Recession's aftermath

Additional Learning

To learn more about this time in history, review the accompanying lesson called The American Economy & Government Policy in 2008. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the financial institutions and political figures that contributed to the Great Recession
  • Explore George W. Bush's economic policies during the Great Recession
  • Look at the U.S.'s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2008 and 2009
  • Survey the steps taken to stabilize the economy