US History

National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA)

Law passed by Congress to increase production while boosting wages and prices

Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)

Agency created by Congress to help reduce farmers' crop production and restore the prices of their good to a reasonable level

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

A work relief program est. in 1933 as part of the first 100 days of the New Deal. It provided work for unemployed young men

Right Wing

Conservative side of the political spectrum

Left Wing

Liberal side of the political spectrum


A political leader who gains power by appealing to people's emotions and prejudices rather than relying on rational argument

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

A work relief organization est. by the New Deal to provide work for unemployed Americans from building infrastructure to taking pictures, painting murals and recording songs. Somewhat controversial

Wagner Act

Law passed by congress to protect workers right to organize into unions

Social Security Act

Est. a federal program to offer old-age assistance and benefits, unemployment compensation and aid to needy mothers, children and the blind

Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)

A labor union establish to organize workers by industry rather than by occupation or skill

Welfare State

A social system in which the government takes responsibility for the economic well being of its citizens by providing programs and direct assistance

Deficit Spending

A government' practice of spending more money than it receives in revenue, the difference being made up by borrowing

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