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The 2009 Economic Bail Out

Provides relevant links to government publications and suggests useful places to begin research.

Key Terms

This list provides definitions of key terms used throughout the discussion of the Stimulus and Bailout Bills.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Also referred to as the Stimulus Package,  this legislation was the first to be passed by the 111th Congress with the intention of repairing the economy.

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Commonly referred to as the Bailout Bill, this act authorized the purchase of mortgage-backed securities and helped save banks on the brink of failure

Credit Card Accountability and Responsibility Disclosure Act of 2009

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