Alphabet Soup and the New Deal

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Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)

paid farmers not to grow crops in hopes that surplus of farm products would go down and prices up; declared unconstitutional

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

rural electrification and dams

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

protects banks and investors by insuring accounts

National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA)

fixes prices of good, sets minimum wage, gives 40 hour work week, national Labor Board; gives unions legitimacy

Public Works Administration (PWA)

creates jobs to build infrastructure of society

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

provides young men jobs improving parks; reduced job competition in cities; delayed families

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

creates jobs for poets, writers, singers, actors, painters

Social Security

Roosevelt's favorite and proudest of program; gave money to elderly and aid to handicapped

Wagner Act

established a national labor relations board; replaced NIRA

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