The 27 scariest moments of the financial crisis
Businesses went down and workers lost jobs. Americans were losing hoping, which only made things work.
For many, the low critical moment was when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt on September 15, 2008. But the memory of critical events before and after that fateful day is slowly fading. Hearings, lawsuits, bailouts - it all gets muddled together.
Business Insider has outlined the major moments from 2007 to 2009. From the initial reports of subprime defaults to the collapse of Lehman Brothers to AIG's second bailout, here are the 27 scariest moments of the financial crisis.
Note: Former Business Insider reporter Steven Perlberg contributed to this feature.