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Civilian Conservation Corps
Federal work for the youth, basically young people between 18 and 25 were kept of the street and sent to build things. They had to send half of their paycheck back to their family so they wouldn’t trash their money.
Social Security Act
The elderly were the hardest hit during the great depression. They wouldn’t be hired, lost almost or all of their life savings and retirement money, required people to take money out of their paycheck for retirement because no one thinks about these things when they are young.
Agricultural Adjustment Act
Farmers were producing too much food, overproduction subsidy, the government paid farmers no to grow certain crops. The prices on food raised and the farmers all got more money.
Securities and Exchange Commission
The government’s regulation of buying and selling stocks. This stopped the giving of tips and hints that gave people a humongous advantage.
Works Progress Administration
Put to work the artists and musicians. Paid to paint murals on the walls, make federal movies, historians put to work because they were laid off of colleges because they were told they couldn’t do anything, recorded the dying history.
National Recovery Act
Told the businesses to cooperate by setting steady prices so they would all get more money and to help pay for a minimum wage for workers, and to use the blue eagle symbol to agree to cooperate and get buyers to buy.
Public Works Administration
Employed skilled workers, put plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc. to work to send them to build stuff for federal pay.
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessee living in the past, no indoor toilets, electricity, or anything. FDR wanted to bring 20th century to Tennessee, built dams for government pay, and then let the government run it.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Insured bank accounts that if the bank went bankrupt, they wouldn’t lose their money, the government would pay back if below $100,000.
Wagner Act
protected workers from unfair management practices such as being fired for being in a union.
Bonus Army
the vets of WWI that marched into DC for their bonus money from the war early, fought off with tear gas and tanks.
Fireside Chat
FDR’s speeches over the radio that he would give from the comfort of his fire in the White House.
Hoovervilles
areas that houses were built out of scraps of metal and cardboard, blamed the depression on Hoover.
Brain Trust
group of people that were skilled in business that FDR confronted for advice.
New Deal
The promise FDR gave for campaign to get out of the great depression.
Hundred Days
when FDR was passing numbers of bills through congress over the period, part of the new deal that was promised.
Sitdown Strikes
Instead of workers attacking up and getting violent, they simply sat down and turned off all the machinery and refused to budge.
Bank holiday
Just like it sounds, when FDR closed all the banks.