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CCC
Civilian Conservation Corps RELIEF: Help unemployed young men to obtain work, built dams, planted trees, etc.
WPA
Works Progress Administration RELIEF: employed people to do artistic, public-works, and research projects.
NYA
National Youth Admin. RELIEF: provided job training and work for youth.
FERA
Federal Emergency Relief Admin. RELIEF: provided grants to states for relief efforts
PWA
Public Works Admin. RELIEF: constructed roads, public buildings, and other projects designed to increase employment and business activity
NRA
National Recovery Admin. RECOVERY: prepare and enforce codes for fair competition in each kind of business, industry
AAA
Agricultural Adjustment Act RECOVERY: paid farmers to reduce crops; funded by a tax on food processors; later declared unconstitutional
FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp REFORM: insure bank deposits to $2500; increased confidence in banks.
Social Security Act
REFORM: provided unemployment benefits, pensions for the elderly, and survivor's insurance
TVA
Tennessee Valley Authority REFORM: constructed dams and power plants to improve social and economic welfare in the region
REA
Rural Electrificatino Admin REFORM: provided electricity to rural areas lacking public utilities
NLRA
National Labor Relations Act REFORM: recognized rights of labor to organize and bargain collectively; regulated labor practices
FHA
Federal Housing Admin REFORM: insured bank loans for building and repairing houses.
13th
abolition of slavery
14th
rights of citizens
15th
extension of suffrage to african american men
16th
income tax
17th
direct election of senators
18th
prohibition of liquor
19th
women's suffrage
20th
change in dates for presidential and congressional terms of office
21st
repeal of prohibition
22nd
2 term limit on presidential tenure
23rd
right to vote in presidential elections for residents of the District of Columbia
24th
poll tax banned in federal elections
25th
presidential disability and succession
26th
lowering of voting age to 18
Fordney-McCumber Act
federal law that raised tariff rates on manufactured goods and levied high duties on imported agricultural goods
Kellogg-Briand Pact
pact signed by the U.S. and 14 other nations that outlawed war except for self defense
Potsdam Conference
conference with Allied leaders to decide how to handle postwar Germany
zionism
movement pushing for the formation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine
HUAC
House Un-American Activities Committee; Congressional committee originally created to investigate fascists; became known for investigating U.S. citizens accused of communist ties in the late 1940s.
Rosenbergs
Julius and Ethel; a U.S. court convicted the 2 americans of providing the Soviet Union with atomic energy secrets during WWII and were executed
Federal Civil Defense Admin
created to protect civilians in the event of a nuclear strike
brinkmanship
policy in the 1950s that called for threatening all-out war in order to confront communist aggression
Truman Doctrine
Pres. Truman's policy stating that the U.S. owuld help any country fighting against communism
Warsaw Pact
military alliance formed in 1955 by the Soviet Union and other E. European communist countries