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Chapter 13

TermDefinition
New Deal Programs and legislation enacted by FDR during the great depression to promote economic recovery and social reform.
Fireside Chats Informal radio broadcasts in which FDR explained issues and new deal programs to average Americans.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Government agency that ensures bank deposits, guaranteeing that depositors money would be safe.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Government agency that built dams in the Tennessee river valley to control flooding and generate electric power.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) New deal program that provided young men with relief jobs an environmental conservation projects, including reforestation & flood control.
National Recovery Act (NRA) New deal agency that promoted economic recovery by regulating production, prices, & wages.
Public Work Administration (PWA) New deal ageancy that provided millions of jobs constructing public buildings.
Second New Deal Legislative activity begun by FDR in 1935 to solve problems created by the great depression.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Key new deal agency that provided work relief. Improved a good part of
Pump priming Theory that favored public work.
Social Security Act 1935 law that set up a pension.
Wagner Act Abolished unfair labor practices.
Collective Bargaining Process in which employers negotiate with labor unions about hours, wages, & working con.
Fair Labor Standards Act 1938 law that set a minimum wage, a maximum workweek off 44 hours& outlawed child labor.
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Labor organization founded in the 1930's that represented unskilled industrial workers.
Sit-Down strikes Labor protest in which workers stop working & occupy the work place.
Court Packing FDRs plan to add up to 6 new justices to the 9-member Supreme Court after
Black Cabinet Group of African American leaders who served as unofficial advisers to FDR.
Indian New Deal 1930's Legislation that gave Indians greater control over their affairs & provided funding for schools and hospitals
New Deal Coalition Brought together southern whites, northern blue-collar workers, poor mid western farmers, & African Americans.
Welfare state Government that assumes responsibility for providing the welfare of the poor, elderly, sick, and unemployed.
Federal Art Project division of the Works Progress Administration that hired unemployed artists to create artworks for public buildings ad sponsored art- education programs and exhibitions
Mural a large picture painted directly of a wall or ceiling.
The Wizard of Oz Most memorable depression-era film. Promised weary audiences their dreams really would come true.
War of the Worlds Realistic broadcast about Martians invading & panic gripped areas of the country until announcers insisted that it was all make-believe.
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