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26 Cards in this Set

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New Deal
Proposals and programs adopted by FDR in response to the Great Depression; included social and economic programs and changes in government regulation
Hundred Days
First 100 days of FDR's term of office
Civilian Conservation Corps.
put 2.5 million unmarried male workers into forest, beach, and park maintence and restoration projects
Federal Securities Act
Full disclosure of information about stock offered for sale
Fireside Chats
When FDR went on the radio to speak to the nation
Civil Works Administration
gave the unemployed jobs building and improving roads, parks, airports, and other facilities
National Industrial Recovery Act
sought to bolster those prices and thus help businesses and individuals
Emergency Banking Act
Authorized the government to inspect the financial health of all banks
Indian Reorganization Act
Ended the sale of tribal lands begun under the Dawes Act and restored ownership of unallocated lands to Native American groups
Tennessee Valley Authority
helped farmers and created jobs in one of the country's least modernized regions
Francis Perkins
Secretary of labor 1933-1945 under FDR; first woman cabinet member
Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady 1933-1945; tireless worker for social causes, including women's rights and civil rights for African Americans and other groups
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Insured deposits up to $5,000
Securities and Exchange Commission
Regulated the stock market
Federal Reserve Board
power to regulate the purchase of stock on margin
founded by Mary McLeod Bethune who set up the programs to further womens rights and the education of african american girls
Works Progress Administration
agency set up in 1935 and lasting 8 years, provided work for more than 8 million citizens
National Labor Relations Act
program used to enforce the provisions of the Wagner Act
National Labor Relations Act
Legalized practices allowed only unevenly in the past, such as closed shops- in which only union members can work- and collective bargaining
National Labor Relations Board
program used to enforce the provisions of the Wagner Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
banned child labor and established a minimun wage for all workers covered under the act
Social Security Act
established a system that provided old-age pensions for workers; survivors' benefits for victims of industrial accidents; unemployment insurance; and aid for dependent mothers and children, blind, and the physically disabled
Huey Long
LA politician in 1930s called the Kingfish; suggested redistributing large fortunes by means of grants to families; assassinated in 1935
American Federation of Labor
Done little to attract unskilled industrial workers during the half century of existence
Congress of Industrial Organizations
Labor group that split off from the American Federation of Labor in 1938 and organized unskilled steel, auto, and other workers
Committee of Industrial Organizations
sought to organize the nation's unskilled workers