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Agricultural Adjustment Act 1933
Protected farmers from price drops by providing crop subsidies to reduce production, educational programs to teach methods of preventing soil erosion.
CWA
Civil Works Administration 1933
Provided public works jobs at $15/week to four million workers in 1934.
CCC
Civilian Conservation Corps 1933
Sent 250,000 young men to work camps to perform reforestation and conservation tasks. Removed surplus of workers from cities, provided healthy conditions for boys, provided money for families.
FERA
Federal Emergency Relief Act 1933
Distributed millions of dollars of direct aid to unemployed workers.
FDIC
Glass-Steagall Act 1933
Created federally insured bank deposits ($2500 per investor at first) to prevent bank failures.
NIRA
National Industrial Recovery Act 1933
Created NRA to enforce codes of fair competition, minimum wages, and to permit collective bargaining of workers.
NYA
National Youth Administration 1935
Provided part-time employment to more than two million college and high school students.
PWA
Public Works Administration 1933
Received $3.3 billion appropriation from Congress for public works projects.
REA
Rural Electrification Administration 1935
Encouraged farmers to join cooperatives to bring electricity to farms. Despite its efforts, by 1940 only 40% of American farms were electrified.
SEC
Securities and Exchange Commission 1934
Regulated stock market and restricted margin buying.
Social Security Act
1935
Response to critics (Dr. Townsend and Huey Long), it provided pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to blind, deaf, disabled, and dependent children.
TVA
Tennessee Valley Authority 1933
Federal government build series of dams to prevent flooding and sell electricity. First public competition with private power industries
NLRB
Wagner Act 1935
Allowed workers to join unions and outlawed union-busting tactics by management.
WPA
Works Progress Administration 1935
Employed 8.5 million workers in construction and other jobs, but more importantly provided work in arts, theater, and literary projects.