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2008 Stimulus Check - $1,200

As a result of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, most Americans received a tax rebate in the form of a check with a maximum amount of $1,200 for a married couple filing jointly.

If this amount was denominated in $1 bills, stacked one on top of another, the pile would reach a height of 5.16 inches, slightly higher than Apple’s iPhone.

Graphic: Paul Alvord for CNBC.com