Unit 4: Chapter 16- Postwar Social Change: Terms: America Pathways to the Present 2005
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Term used to describe President Roosevelt's relief, recovery, and reform programs designed to combat the Great Depression.
Period at the start of Franklin Roosevelt's presidency in 1933, when many New Deal programs were passed in Congress.
public works program
Government-funded projects to build public facilities.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Established by Congress in 1933, this program put more than 2.5 million young men to work restoring and maintaining forests, beaches, and parks.
Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA)
Established in 1933 to raise farm prices through government financial assistance.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Federal project to provide inexpensive electric power, flood control, and recreational opportunities to the Tennessee River valley.
Second New Deal
Period of legislative activity launched by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935.
Law passed in 1935 that aided unions by legalizing collective bargaining and closed shops, and by establishing the National Labor Relations Board.
Workplace open only to union members.
Social Security system
System established by the 1935 Social Security Act to provide financial security, in the form of regular payments, to people who cannot support themselves.
American Liberty League
Organization founded in 1934 to oppose the New Deal.
A leader who manipulates people with half-truths, deceptive promises and scare tactics.
Government takeover and ownership of banks, and the redistribution of their wealth.
Paying out more money from the annual federal budget than the government receives in revenues.
A period of slow business activity.
Total amount of money that the federal government borrow and has to pay back.
Alliance of groups with similar goals.
Labor protest in which laborers stop working but refuse to leave the workplace.
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