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16 Cards in this Set

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New Deal!
Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to recover the economy.
Bank Holiday
Periods of a few days issued to close banks in order to prevent mass withdraws from many people.
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
Organization that insured bank deposit of up to $5,000. It now insures some deposits up to $100,000.
Frances Perkins
Veteran reformer, brought in as secretary of labor by the president in help with the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Democratic National Committee member Molly Dewson.
Harry L. Hopkins
Leader of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA).
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
a federal corporation in the US created in May of 1933 to provide economic development in the Tennessee River Valley which was effected by the great depression.
Robert C. Weaver
Prominent African American adviser of the Department of the Interior on racial matters who held a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. He was brought in by former NAACP leader Harold Ickes.
Marian Anderson
World famous African-American Singer
John Collier
Social workers in the 1920's that observed poor living conditions in American Indian communities.
Francis E. Townsend
Liberal reformer of California that apposed the New Deal
Father Charles E. Coughlin
A radio priest from Michigan, urged the government to nationalize banks and return to the silver standard.
 Huey Long 
Coorful but corrupt U.S. senator from Louisiana that had probably the most radical plan. Wanted to take from the rich and give to the poor.
Relief program proposed in 1934 by Huey Long
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Created by President Roosevelt and led by Harry L. Hopkins, designed to help Americans find work.
National Youth Administration
a "Junior WPA", provided high school and college age students with part time jobs that allowed them to stay in school.
Mary McLeod Bethune
member of the black cabinet, that was insisted to be appointed director of the Division of Negro Affairs in the NYA