New Deal Programs

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Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)
Protected farmers from price drops by providing crop subsidies to reduce production, educational programs to teach methods of preventing soil erosion
Civil Works Administration (CWA)
Provided public works jobs at $15/week to four million workers in 1934
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Sent 250,000 young men to work camps to perform reforestation and conservation tasks. Removed surplus of workers from cities, provided healthy conditions for boys, provided money for families
Federal Emergency Relief Act (FERA)
Distributed millions of dollars of direct aid to unemployed workers
Glass-Steagall Act (FDIC)
Created federally insured bank deposits ($2500 per investor at first) to prevent bank failures
National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA)
Created NRA to enforce codes of fair competition, minimum wages, and to permit collective bargaining of workers
Nation Youth Administration (NYA)
Provided part-time employment to more than two million college and high school students
Public Works Administration (PWA)
Received $3.3 billion appropriation from Congress for public works projects
Rural Electrification Administration (REA)
Encouraged farmers to join cooperatives to bring electricity to farms. Despite its efforts, by 1940 only 40% of American farms were electrified
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Regulated stock market and restricted margin buying
Social Security Act
Response to critics (Dr. Townsend and Huey Long), it provided pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to blind, deaf, disabled, and dependent children
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Federal government build series of dams to prevent flooding and sell electricity. First public competition with private power industries
Wagner Act (NLRB)
Allowed workers to join unions and outlawed union-busting tactics by management
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Employed 8.5 million workers in construction and other jobs, but more importantly provided work in arts, theater, and literary projects