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24 Cards in this Set

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Emergency Banking Act
Authorized the government to inspect the financial health of all banks.
Civil Works Administration
Gave the Unemployed jobs building or improving roads, parks, airports, and other facilities.
Indian Reorganization Act
Ended the sale of tribal lands begun under the Dawes act and restored ownership of unallocated lands to Native American groups.
National industrial Recovery Act(NIRA)
Sought to bolster those prices and thus help businesses and individuals.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
To insure deposits up to $5,000.
New Deal
Proposals and Programs adopted by president Franklin roosevelt in response to the Great Depression; included social and economic programs and changes in government regulation.
Fireside Chats
FDR went on radio every sunday and talked to the people about the New Deal.
Hundred Days
1st 100 days of FDR's term of office.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Put 2.5 million unmarried male workers into forest, beach, and park maintenance and restoration projects.
Federal Securities Act
Required full disclosure of info about stock offered for sale.
Securities and Exchange Commission
Regulate the stock market.
Federal Reserve Board
Regulate the purchase of stock on margin.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Helped farmers and created jobs in one of the country's least modernized regions.
Francis Perkins
Secretary of labor 1933-1945; 1st woman cabinet member
Eleanor Roosevelt
1st lady 1933-1945; tireless worker for social causes, including women's rights and civil rights for African Americans and other groups
Works Progress Administration
Provided work for more than 8 million citizens.
African American civil rights organization.
National Labor Relations Act
Also known as the Wagner Act, legalized practices allowed only unevenly in the past, such as closed shops and collective bargaining.
National Labor Relations Board
Set up to enforce the act's provisions.
Fair Labor Standards Act
Banned child labor and established a minimum wage for all workers covered under the act.
Social Security Act
Established a system that provided old-age pensions for workers; survivor's benefits for victims of industrial accidents; unemployment insurance; and aid for deendent mothers and children, the blind, and physically disabled.
Huey Long
Luisiana politician in 1930s called the kingfish; suggested redistributing lage fortunes by means of grants to families.
Committee for Industrial Organizations
Sought to organize the nation's unskilled workers.
Congress of Industrial Organizations
New name for the committe for industrial Organizations.