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Chapter 33 Reading Challenge-U.S. History
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These men are learning masonry as part of their jobs in a work-relief program. Which program were they most likely part of?
Civilian Conservation Corps
How did the CCC provide assistance to Americans?
It gave jobs to unemployed men.
Programs like the CCC, AAA, and FDIC were
enacted during the First New Deal.
What was the goal of President Roosevelt's policies of the First New Deal?
economic recovery and financial reform
Conservative Democrats established the American Liberty League because they believed that
The League complained that Congress held the nation back from becoming socialist.
What criticism of Congress did the American Liberty League have?
The League believed Congress gave up its lawmaking power to the executive branch.
Who did the American Liberty League think was best able to speak on behalf of progress in America?
"the men and women who advocate principles of self-help"
Based on this excerpt and the chapter, which term best characterizes the American Liberty League?
What was President Roosevelt's main criticism about the Supreme Court?
The Court was acting as a law-making body, not as a judicial body.
When Roosevelt referred to the Supreme Court as a "super-legislature," he meant that
the Court was acting as if it were a house of Congress that ruled above the other two.
What was one of the reasons Roosevelt gave for wanting to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court?
He hoped it would speed up the process of justice and reduce its cost.
In this fireside chat, Roosevelt did not give his real intention for increasing the size of the Supreme Court. What was that reason?
to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices who would favor New Deal programs
Who do you think this woman and man are?
workers who are members of the CIO
What do the signs they are wearing tell you about their actions?
They are on strike and are seeking the support of people who see them.
What impact did the New Deal have on workers such as these?
It protected their rights to form unions and bargain collectively.
The founders of the CIO were originally members of the AFL. How did they differ?
The CIO organized by industry, not by individual craft as in the AFL.
The New Deal established that Americans have a right to basic economic security. Which program still constitutes the bulk of social welfare spending?
In which year was spending on the food stamp program first significant enough to appear on this chart?
What is the collective name for the programs on this chart?
Entitlement programs such as these are not the only legacies of the New Deal. What is another one?
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