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Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the US during Great Depression and World War II
FDR's Wife and New Deal supporter. Was a great supporter of civil rights and opposed the Jim Crow laws. She also worked for birth control and better conditions for working women
The brief period during 1815 when Napoleon made his last bid for power, deposing the French King and again becoming Emperor of France
A series of reforms enacted by the Franklin Roosevelt administration between 1933 and 1942 with the goal of ending the Great Depression.
Civilian Conservation Corps
New Deal program that hired unemployed men to work on natural conservation projects
Agricultural Adjustment Act
Gave farmers money to reduce crop size to reduce production and bring up the value of crops
As senator in 1932 of Washington preached his "Share Our Wealth" programs. It was a 100% tax on all annual incomes over $1 million and appropriation of all fortunes in excess of $5 million. With this money Long proposed to give every American family a comfortable income, etc
Works Progress Administration
New Deal agency that helped create jobs for those that needed them. It created around 9 million jobs working on bridges, roads, and buildings.
Passed February, 1933 to repeal the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Congress legalized light beer. Took effect December, 1933. Based on recommendation of the Wickersham Commission that Prohibition had lead to a vast increase in crime.
Region of the Great Plains that experienced a drought in 1930 lasting for a decade, leaving many farmers without work or substantial wages.
Securities and Exchange Commission
an independent agency of the government that regulates financial markets and investment companies
Tennessee Valley Authority
A relief, recovery, and reform effort that gave 2.5 million poor citizens jobs and land. It brought cheap electric power, low-cost housing, cheap nitrates, and the restoration of eroded soil.
Social Security Act
created a tax on workers and employers. That money provided monthly pensions for retired people.
Court Packing Scheme
FDR's plan to "pack" the Supreme Court with supporters to keep his New Deal programs from being declared unconstitutional
What were the goals of the New Deal?
provide relief, recovery, and reform
How did Franklin D. Roosevelt respond to the challenges from the Supreme Court?
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