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The New Deal
693, FDR's idea for ending the depression by trying out various options discussed in his Brain Trust.
694, The Emergency Banking Act was established on in March of 1933, closing all U.S. banks for 4 days to figure out which banks were alright to reopen, and establish some rules. Made the people trust in the banks once again and stopped the "bank runs".
694, Prohibition was repealed in the 21st Amendment because it was an activity that was hard to monitor and caused corruption.
695, Agricultural Adjustment Administration: attempted to regulate agricultural production through farm subsidies; ruled unconstitutional in 1936; disbanded after World War II
695, A program that provided funds to build power lines in poor rural areas.
695, A program which established codes for fair industry practices and prices. Its symbol was a blue eagle holding a cog. Declared unconstitutional in 1935.
696, A law that protected union's rights to bargain for working conditions. Kept even after NRA was disbanded.
697, An organization created in 1933 to help rural areas obtain electricity, flood control, and economic development where they could not afford to help themselves.
698, An act which created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and reformed banking (controlled speculation).
698, An agency in charge of monitoring the securities industry. Creates rules for how and where bonds are sold, and the legal documentation to maintain fair stock.
698, Civil Works Administration: A program that put millions to work in the harsh winter of 1933-34 building roads, buildings, etc.
698, Civilian Conservation Corps: A program created in 1933 to provide men ages 18-25, with work in nature and shelter. Led by the U.S. army, tried to make them more "employable". Asked that they send some $ home.
American Liberty League
699, An organization which criticized FDR's "dictatorship" and his economic policies. Included Alfred Smith, the Du Pont family, and John W. Davis.
699, A plan proposed by Francis Townsend which gave those over 60 an old age pension plan of $200 a month.
Huey Long and the Share-Our-Wealth Society
700, A senator who proposed his "Share Our Wealth" plan in 1932 which was a 100% tax on yearly incomes over $1 million to give everyone a comfortable living. Supporters created the "Share Our Wealth" Society.
National Labor Relations Board
701, An agency which managed disputes between labor unions and management.
701, The organization of workers of the same industry, no matter what skill level they were.
701, When workers refuse to work and won't leave their factory until their needs are met.
703, A government program that gives worker's some protection when they become unemployed.
703, Work Progress Administration: A huge work relief program created in 1935 which employed not only manual laborers, but also artists.
704, A man who ran against FDR in 1936. Was bad at campaigning and was not clear in his views, so was not chosen.
706, A new form of entertainment that arose in the 1930s and helped people forget their worries for a few minutes.
706, When political parties change in dominance, which happens about every thirty years in the U.S..
708, When Roosevelt proposed adding a new Supreme Court Justice for every one over the age of 70 who had been there for 10 years. Plan completely failed.
708, When FDR stopped some New Deal programs and economy went downhill. Proved New Deal programs were not a cure, they just held off the consequences.
End of the New Deal
708, When the conservatives took over the Republican and Democratic side of Congress and they put down everything FDR was saying
709, The role of government after the New Deal to mediate conflicts between economic interest groups.
710, A group of black government officials who advised FDR and led in gaining opportunities for African-Americans.
Mary McCleod Bethune
710, One of FDR's A-A advisors who worked to gain black support of the New Deal and led the National Youth Administration's Office of Minority Affairs.
710, FDR's wife who supported civil rights and the New Deal. Went among the people and acted as FDR's "eyes". Relationship in later years more friendship than romance.
711, A man who wanted to renew tribal life and founded the American Indian Defense Association in 1923. Got funds to construct infrastructure on Indian reservations.
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