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Tennessee Valley Authority
public works project - TVA - created in May 1933 - helped farmers and created jobs in one of the country's least modernized regions - provided cheap electric power, flood control, and recreational opportunites to the entire Tennessee River valley
Social Security Act
establishing a system that provided old-age pensions for workers; survivor's benefits for victims of industrial accidents; unemployment insurance; and aid for dependent mothers and children, the blind, and the physically disabled - didn't cover many farm and domestic workers - importance to Americans continues to grow
public works programs
government-funded projects to build public facilities; central to President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal job programs - CWA : Civil Works Administration which gave the unemployed jobs building or improving roads, parks, airports, and other facilities; helped 4 million people - CCC : Civilian Conservation Corps which put 2.5 million unmarried male workers into forest, beach, and park maintenance and restoration project - PWP also helped Native Americans
American Libery League
a group in 1934 - spearheaded much right-wing opposition to the New Deal - led by former Democratic presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith, the National Association of Manufacturers, and business figures such as John J. Raskob and the Du Pont family - charged New Deal with limiting individual freedom in an unconsitutional, "un-American" manner
Coalition
union of several groups who work together toward a common political, social, or economic goal
National Dept
total amount of money the federal government has borrowed and has yet to pay back - government spent more than it took in, the debt rose from $21 billion in 1933 to $43 billion in 1940