Social reformer and humanitarian who pushed FDR to pass legislation to help the poor who were suffering greatly.
On of the great photographers of the era, she documented the harsh realities of the Great Depression.
(WPA) Work Progress Administration
Another program headed by Harry Hopkins, created jobs for 8 million people, this program worked on many large scale projects such as road construction and government buildings
(NYA) National Youth Administration
This was created to provide jobs, counseling, and recreation for young people.
(NLRA) National Labor Relations Act
Better known as the Wagner Act after its author, Senator Robert Wagner of New York. This act provided protection for workers joining unions and protected rights of collective bargaining.
Social Security Act
Provided old age pensions, unemployment compensation and aid to families with dependent children. This is often considered one of the most important pieces of legislation of the New Deal.
Governor of Kansas, FDR's opponent in the 1936 election.
John L. Lewis
Founder and leader of the CIO (the second largest labor union after the AFL).