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5 Worst Financial Panics in U.S. History

The United States economy crumbles and rebuilds itself with astonishing regularity, falling from periods of economic success into panic. What are five of the worst financial panics in history, and what can they teach us about our current recession?


The Vietnam War Quiz

The Vietnam War Quiz

The Vietnam War claimed many lives, spurred protests and changed the lives of Vietnamese citizens. Test your knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Korean War Quiz

The Korean War Quiz

Known as 'The Forgotten War' despite its many causalities, the Korean War has been overlooked. Test yourself with our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The World War I Quiz

The World War I Quiz

WWI was a global conflict that changed the way humans go to war. Review and explore one of the great conflicts of the 20th century with our quiz. See more »

The World War II Quiz

The World War II Quiz

Are you good at World War II trivia? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Worst Ways History Has Repeated Itself

10 Worst Ways History Has Repeated Itself

Learning a thing or two from history is not only smart, but it could save lives, too. Learn some repetitious history fact at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are You a U.S. History Expert?

Are You a U.S. History Expert?

Do you know all there is to know about U.S. history? Find out whether you're an expert at U.S. history by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Real Events That Sound Just Like Horror Movies

10 Real Events That Sound Just Like Horror Movies

Real-life events are sometimes just as scary as horror films. Learn about 10 true horrors at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Which year was it? An Incredible History Quiz

Which year was it? An Incredible History Quiz

Let's see which history dates have stuck in your brain with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

What Happened First? The Relative History Timeline Quiz

What Happened First? The Relative History Timeline Quiz

Think you can pass our relative history quiz? Test your knowledge to see if your knowledge of the world's timeline is on point. See more »

What's the oldest joke?

What's the oldest joke?

Even the Ancient Egyptians told jokes in hieroglyphs. Learn what the oldest joke is at HowStuffWorks. See more »