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24 Cards in this Set

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Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
Sought to end overproduction and raise crop prices; provided financial aid - paying farmers subsidies not to plant part of their land and to kill off excess livestock.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Provided jobs for more than two million young men; replanted forests, built trails, dug irrigation ditches, and fought fires. FDR's favorite "New Deal" program.
Civil Works Administration (CWA)
Provided public works jobs at $15/week to four million workers in 1934.
Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
Distributed millions of dollars of direct aid to unemployed workers.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Insured bank loans used for building and repairing homes.
Farm Security Administration (FSA)
The FSA stressed "rural rehabilitation" efforts to improve the lifestyle of sharecroppers, tenants, and very poor landowning farmers, and a program to purchase poor land owned by poor farmers and resettle them in group farms on land more suitable for efficient farming.
Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC)
Loaned money at low interest rates to homeowners who could not meet mortgage payments.
National Recovery Administration (NRA)
Developed codes of fair competition to govern whole industries; established minimum wages for workers and prices for goods sold.
National Youth Administration (NYA)
Provided part-time employment to more than two million college and high school students.
Public Works Administration (PWA)
Built buildings, dams, power plants and government buildings; built NYC's Triborough Bridge, the Overseas Highway linking Miami and Key West & the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River; created millions of jobs for workers.
Rural Electrification Administration (REA)
loaned $ to electric utilities to build power lines bringing electricity to isolated rural areas.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
established unemployment insurance for workers who lost their jobs; created insurance for victims of work-related accidents; provided aid for poverty stricken mothers and children, blind & disabled.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Built a series of dams in the Tennessee River Valley to control floods & to generate electric power, replanted forests, built fertilizer plants, created jobs and attracted industry with the promise of cheap power.
Work Projects (Progress) Administration (WPA)
Built/improved highways, dredged rivers and harbors, and promoted soil and water conservation; provided programs in the arts for displaced artists; employed more than 8 million people.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
insured bank deposits up to $5,000.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Regulate the stock market and make it a safer place for investments.
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
looked into worker's complaints.
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
Craft Unions - Samuel Gompers - organization of several craft unions, strong supporter of the New Deal.
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
Industrial Unions - John L. Lewis broke away from the AFL to form the CIO in the 1930's, and competed bitterly with them until they recombined in 1955.
Emergency Banking Relief Act (EBRA)
Regulated bank transactions (not in book - just on crossword)
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA)
required manufacturers to list ingredients of their products (not in book - just on crossword)
Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA)
promoted efficiency and savings in light and power companies (not in book - just on crossword)
United States Housing Authority (USHA)
provided federal loans for home improvement (not in book - just on crossword)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Set up minimum wages and maximu hours (not in book - just on crossword)