Alphabet Soup and the New Deal

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