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Chapter 13 Vocab

TermDefinition
1.New Deal programs and legislation enacted by Roosevelt during the Great Depression to promote economic recovery and social reform
2.Fireside Chat informal radio broadcast in which FDR explained issues and New Deal programs to average Americans
3.FDIC government aganecy that insures bank deposits guaranteeing that the depositors money will be safe
4.NRA New Deal agency that promoted economic recovery by regulating production, prices, and wages
5.TVA government agency that built dams and the Tennessee River Valley to control flooding and generate electric power
6.CCC New Deal program that provided young men with relief jobs on environmental conservation projects including reforstation and flood control
7.PWA New Deal agency that provided millions of jobs constructing public buildings
8.Second New Deal legislative activity begun by Roosevelt in 1935 to solve problems created by the Great Depression
9.WPA key New Deal agency that provided work relief through various public works projects
10.Pump Priming economic theory that favored public works projects because they put money into hands of consumers that would buy more goods,stimulating the economy
11.Social Security Act for retirees, established unemployment insurance and created insurance for victims of work related accidents, provided aid for poverty stricken mothers and children, the blind, and disabled
12.Wagner Act New Deal law that abolished unfair labor practices, recognized right of employees to organize labor unions, and gave workers the right to collective bargaining
13.Collective Bargaining employers negotiate with labor unions about hours, wages, and other working conditions
14.Fair Labor Standards Act 1938 law that set minimum wage, maximum work week of 44 hours, and outlaw child labor
15.CIO labor organization founded in 1930s that represented unskilled industrial workers
16.Sit-Down Strikes labor protests where workers stopped working and occupied the workplace until their demands were met
17.Court Packing FDR plan to add up 6 new justices to the 9 member supreme court after the court ruled that some New Deal legislation was unconstitutional
18.Black Cabinet group of African American leaders who served as unofficial advisors to Roosevelt
19.Indian New Deal 1930s legislation that gave indians control over their affairs and provided funding for schools and hospitals
20.New Deal Coalition political force formed by divorced groups who united to support Roosevelt and his New Deal
21.Welfare State government that assumes responsilbilty for providing welfare for the poor, elderly, and the sick
22.The Wizard Of Oz one of the most memorable depression-era films
23.War Of the Worlds a show that made Americans believe that Martians were invading
24.Federal Art Project division of the WPA that hired unemployed artists to create artworks for public buildings and sponsor art education programs and exhibitions
25.Mural a large picture painted on a wall or ceiling
Created by: SRichard