Describe several corporate accounting scandals that rocked the U.S financial community

Subject: Business    / Accounting
Question
Describe several (about 2) of the corporate accounting scandals that rocked the U.S financial community during 2001 and 2002 that led Congress to pass the Sarbanes Oxley Act.  List several (about 2) provisions of the Act that are designed to restore public confidence in the U.S. capital market system. Discuss several (about 2) authoritative reference sources’ views on the effectiveness of this Act. Do you agree or disagree with the authors’ views? Explain.