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1. New Deal programs and legislations enacted by FDR during the great depression to promote economic recovery and social reform
2. Fireside Chat informal radio broadcasts in which FDR explained issues and new deal programs to average Americans
3. (FDIC) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation government agencies that insures bank deposits, guaranteeing that depositors' money will be safe
4. (TVA) Tennessee Valley Authority government agency that built dams in the Tennessee river valley to control flooding and generate electric power
5. (CCC) Civilian Conservation Corps new deal program that provided young men with relief jobs on environmental conservation projects, including reforestation and flood control
6. (NRA) National Recovery Administration new deal agency that promoted economic recovery by regulating production, prices, and wages
7. (PWA) Public Works Administration new deal agency that provided millions of jobs constructing public buildings
8. Second New Deal legislative activity begun by FDR in 1935 to solve problems created by the great depression
9. (WPA) Works Progress Administration 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 the hands of consumers who would buy more goods, stimulating the economy
11. Social Security Act 1935 law that set up a pension system 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 the disabled
12. Wagner Act new deal law that abolished unfair labor practices, recognized the right of employees to organize labor unions, and gave workers the right to collective bargaining
13. Collective Bargaining process in which employers negotiate with labor unions about hours, ages, and other working conditions
14. Fair Labor Standards Act 1938 law that set a minimum wage, a maximum workweek of 44 hours, and outlawed child labor
15. (CIO) Congress of Industrial Organizations labor organization founded in the 1930s that represented unskilled industrial workers
16. Sit - Down Strikes labor protests in which workers stop working and occupy the workplace until their demands are met
17. Court Packing FDR plan to add up to six new justices to the 9-member supreme court after the court had ruled that some new deal legislation was unconstitutional
18. Black Cabinet group of African American leaders who served as unofficial advisers to FDR
19. Indian New Deal 1930s legislation that gave Indians greater control over their affairs and provided funding for schools and hospitals
20. New Deal Coalition political force formed by diverse groups who united to support FDR and his new deal
21. Welfare State government that assumes responsibility for providing for the welfare of the poor, elderly, sick, and unemployed
22. The Wizard of Oz one of most memorable depression-era films
23. War of the Worlds a drama read on the radio it was so realistic people actually believed it and the world went into panic
24. Federal Art Project division of the works progress administration that hired unemployed artists to create artworks for public buildings and sponsored art-education programs and exhibitions
25. Mural a large picture painted directly on a wall or ceiling
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