12 terms

TCI 33

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