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    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration, also known as FERA, was inaugurated on May 22, 1933. In the same year that President Roosevelt took office. The main purpose of FERA was to provide states with grants and funds in order to fund the needs of the states. Such needs included relief measures, providing work for people who were able to work, and diversifying the relief programs that were already available. FERA was an executive order put forth by President FDR and was presided over by Harry Hopkins, whom had led the previous New York State Temporary Emergency Relief Administration. However, FERA was dissolved in December of 1935 and replaced by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Along…

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    Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Gave loans to states that needed funding for relief programs Implemented May 1933, President Roosevelt's first major initiative that had to do with the great depression. The Federal Emergency Relief Admin, was terminated in 1935 and was handed over to the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Social Security Board. Public Works Administration (PWA) Originally called the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Later changed to…

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    known as the New Deal”. The New deal would stay in progress over the next 8 years, aiming to restore “dignity and prosperity” to Americans (History.com staff). Although FDR’s New Deal brought relief to the people and reformed our government, it failed to end the Depression…

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    Not only did families face hard times, but also the unemployed and elderly struggled to find support from the government. “Only eight states provided even minimal unemployment insurance. There was no public support for the elderly…Few Americans had any retirement savings, and many who had saved watched their accounts erased by failing banks.” The public, unsure of where to turn to, at first looked to private charities such as churches and synagogues for relief. “But by the winter of 1931,…

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    spending would increase, creating a need for more employees. The National Recovery Administration was an out come of the National Industrial Recovery Act, this allowed employees the right to form unions. While it seemed a good idea was very similar to the associationalism which the Hoover administration had approved. Although this was passed as an attempt to recover from the depression the problems of the National Recovery Administration, where to big to overcome and it was ended by the Supreme…

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    to fix unemployment by creating the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). On April 10, 1933 it was put into action. It was a federally funded organization that put thousands of Americans to work during the Great Depression on projects with environmental benefits. Participants were paid $30 a month and often given supplemental basic and vocational education while they served. (FDR Creates). When President FDR took office in January 1933, 15 million Americans were unemployed (The Federal Emergency…

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    (Davidson 525). Only about 2% of improvised farmers actually received the loans from the government. The law was voided in 1936 because of rising corruption and discontent. The Resettlement Administration of 1935 and the Farm Security Administration of 1937 took massive leaps towards helping farmers keep their lands. The Resettlement moved farmers to better lands and the Farm Security refinanced many farmer’s mortgages and gave out low interest loans to help farmers get a fresh start (Davidson…

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    economic relief for retired workers, and the creation of programs directed towards financial stability all illustrate that the most important effects that the New Deal legislation had on the American government was a liberal one.. The Great Depression left the American banking system in shambles and left the American people broken and scared for their futures. There…

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    The article The New Deal explains that in 1933 the FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) was created and gave $3 billion to states for work relief programs (352) This was a very large amount of money that went to programs other than going to people that really needed the money. Digging In also claims that instead of using toothpaste they used soda and instead of using toilet paper they used a catalog (Hasting 346.) This shows that the family was saving every last penny and even after…

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    The New Deal-Half Successful The Great Depression began on 1929 made the whole country in the dark-age. Countless banks failed, companies went bankrupt caused many people lost their jobs, the nation’s supply and productions diminished. Besides, President Hoover still stood his position on market needs self-recovery which led the situation worse. The New Deal, came out under this situation which was seen as the radical action to save the whole country. The new President Roosevelt called…

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