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20 Cards in this Set

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Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Federal agency created by the Agricultural Adjustment Act to reduce farmers' output and increase crop prices
American Gothic
One of the most famous regionalist paintings, by Grant Wood
bank holiday
New Deal proclamation that temporarily closed every U.S. bank to stop massive withdrawals
Civilian Conservation Corps
Employed young men on conservation projects
Cold War
Long power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union' waged mostly on economic and political fronts, rather than on the battlefield
Congress of Industrial Organizations
Labor group that organized all workers in a particular industry into one union
Dust Bowl
Name given to parts of the Great Plains after a severe drought struck the region
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
New Deal agency created in 1933 to insure bank savings deposits
Federal Project Number One
New Deal program that encouraged pride in American culture by employing thousands of artists and writers
Gone With the Wind
The best-selling novel of the 1930s, by Margaret Mitchell; made into one of the most popular films of all time in 1939
Migrant Mother
Dorothea Lange's most famous photo of the Great Depression, showing an exhausted mother and her children; led to increased support for migrant workers in California
National Industrial Recovery Act
Federal law designed to encourage economic growth by suspending antitrust laws and eliminating unfair competition between employers; declared unconstitutional in 1935
National Youth Administration
Provided part-time jobs to people between the ages of 16 and 25
New Deal
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's programs for helping the U.S. economy during the Great Depression
Midwestern artists who stressed local folk themes and customs in their work
Radical relief program proposed by Senator Huey Long to empower the gov. to seize wealth from the rich through taxes and provide a guaranteed minimum income and home to every American family
sit-down strike
Method used by striking workers of preventing owners from replacing them by refusing to leave the factories
Tennessee River Valley
Built dams and power stations to provide hydroelectric power and flood control to the Tennessee River valley
Wagner-Connery Act
National Labor relations Act; law that guaranteed labor's right to organize unions and to bargain for better wages and working conditions
Works Progress Administration
Created to put American men and women to work