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Theme 2: Taxes in U.S. HistoryLesson 7: Tax Reform in the 1990s and 2000s


Activity 3: How to Stimulate the Economy

The purpose of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was to "cushion the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression." The most controversial aspect of the act was that it was funded by borrowing just when the country was becoming very concerned about the growing federal debt.



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