1) That would be the Dot-Com Bubble which when it collapsed in the late 90's cause a severe recession.
2) That would be before 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq occurred.
3) The Euro rode high for a while, how they doing now?
4) That would be after two years of democrat control of Congress and the deflation of the dollar by the Fed who continued the looting of the world's treasuries by the financial institutions. How many of those villains has Obama sent to jail?
Only if the people realize what is really going on and quit being played by the partisanship scam will this country have a chance.