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Chapter 13 Vocab US

Chapter 13 Vocabulary

New Deal federal government needed to play an active role in promoting recover and relief to Americans
fireside chat informal radio speeches to the American people
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) insured bank deposits up to $5k
TVA built a series of dams in Tennessee River (Tennessee Valley Authority) valley to control floods and to generate electric power
CCC (Civilian Conservation Crops) provided jobs for more than 2 million young men
NRA (National Recovery Administration) developed codes of fair competition to govern whole industries
PWA (Public Works Administration) built bridges, dams, power plants, and government buildings
Second New Deal addressed problems of the elderly, the poor and the unemployed; created new public-works projects; helped farmers; and enacted measures to protect workers' rights
WPA (Works Progress Administration) improved a good part of the nations highways, dredged rivers and harbors
pump priming putting people to work on public projects put money into hands of consumers who would buy more goods and stimulate the economy
Social Security Act unemployment insurance for workers who lost their jobs
Wagner Act recognized the right of employees to join labor unions and gave workers the right to collective bargaining
collective bargaining meant that employers had to negotiate with unions about hours, wages, and other working conditions.
Fair Labor Standards Act provided workers with additional rights
CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations)aimed to help toward the lower paid and ethically diverse workers. Created by labor leaders
sit-down strikes workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
court packing adding 6 new Justices to the court to support New Deal
Black Cabinet invited African American Leaders to advise him
Indian New Deal program that gave Indians economic assistance and greater control overt their own affaris
New Deal coalition brought together southern whites, northern blue-collar workers, poor mid western farmers, and African Americans
welfare state government assumes responsibility for providing welfare of children and poor, elderly, sick, disabled, and unemployed.
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 and panic gripped areas of the country until announcers insisted that it was all make-beleive
Federal Art Project offered a variety of job opportunities to artists
mural dramatic drawings on public buildings across the nation
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