Friday December 13, 2013

The key concepts of continuity and change, cause and effect, complexity, unity and diversity over time
Agenda: The Dust Bowl - Map and video - Dust Bowl Project

Roosevelt's New Deal

In 1932 the US elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president. In his first 100 days he set a list of ideas and programs he had to boost the economy and help the unemployment rate. His program was called the New Deal. Below are a list of some of the programs of the New Deal. List what the acronyms stand for, when it was implemented, and what the purpose of each one was.

TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority - 1933 - generated jobs in Tennessee valley mainly electricity, flood control and manufacturing
CWA - Civil Works Admin.- 1933 - created jobs manual labor construction
WPA - Works Progress Administration - 1935-1943 - employment on building roads, buildings - musicians, artists writers
NIRA - National Industrial Recovery Act - 1933 - regulate industry by raising prices to help stabilize the economy
Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) - 1935 - protect workers from employers
Fair Labor Standards Act - 1938 - workers rights - minimum wage, time and half, ended child labor
Social Security Act - 1935 - benefits for the retired
Emergency Banking Act - 1933 - only banks from federal govt. could be banks
Economy Act - 1933-1934 - cut salaries and cut veterans benefits
Beer-Wine Revenue Act - 1933 - liquor legal but with taxes to make money
CCC - Civilian Conservation Corp - 1933 - put people work - male 18-25 single
AAA - Agricultural Adjustment Act - 1933 - restricted production of crops - paid farmers to not grow crops
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - 1933 - Made sure money in banks would be there

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