Major U.S. Economic Recessions

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Panic of 1792 (Credit Crisis)

1792

Panic of 1797 (Bank Deflation)

1797

Depression of 1807

1807

Panic of 1815 (Bank Notes Depreciation)

1815

Panic of 1819 (First major peacetime financial crisis)

1819

Panic of 1825 (Stock Crash)

1825

1836 Recession (Bank Failures)

1836

Panic of 1837 (Bank failures)

1837

Recession of 1839 (Deflation)

1839

Recession of 1845 (Slowdown in growth cycle)

1845

Recession of 1847

1847

Recession of 1853 (Increase in interest rates)

1853

Panic of 1857 (Bank failures)

1857

Recession of 1860 (Contraction)

1860

Recession of 1865 (Deflation)

1865

Recession of 1869

1869

The Long Depression (1873)

1873

Panic of 1884

1884

Panic of 1893 (Stock market and banking collapse)

1893

Panic of 1896 (Deflation)

1896

Recession of 1899 (Mild recession)

1899

Early 1990s Recession (Inflation)

1900

Recession of 1902 (Stock Crash)

1902

Panic of 1907 ("Bankers' Panic" - New York Stock Exchange)

1907

Panic of 1910 (Deflation)

1910

Recession of 1913

1913

Post World War I Recession (1918)

1918

Depression of 1920 (Deflation)

1920

Recession of 1923 (Mild Recession)

1923

Recession of 1926

1926

The Great Depression (1929)

1929

Wall Street Crash of 1929

1929

Recession of 1937 (Tight Fiscal Policy)

1937

Recession of 1945 (Drop in GDP)

1945

Recession of 1949

1949

Recession of 1953 (Inflationary period)

1953

Recession of 1958 (Tight Monetary Policy)

1958

Recession of 1960 (Increase of interest rates)

1960

Recession of 1969 (Increase in Inflation)

1969

1973 Oil Crisis

1973

Recession of 1980 (Inflation)

1980

2000s Depression (dot com bubble)

2000

The Great Recession (2007)

2007