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Kala Stevenson

Chapter 15 Vocabulary

Franklin Delano Roosevelt FDR, the two term governor of new York and a distant cousin of former president Theodore Roosevelt. Worked to combat the problems of unemployment and poverty.
New Deal A program designed to alleviate the problems of the Great depression.
Glass-Steagall Act established the federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Federal Securities Act Passed in May 1933, this required corporations to provide complete information on all stock offerings and made them liable for any misrepresentations.
Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) Sought to raise crop prices by lowering production, which the government achieved by paying farmers to leave a certain amount of every acre of land unseeded.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) This put young men aged 18 to 25 to work building roads, developing parks, planting trees, and helping in soil-erosion and flood-control projects.
National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) This provided money to states to create jobs chiefly in the construction of schools and other community buildings.
defieit spending Spending more money than the government receives in revenue. Roosevelt did so with great reluctance.
Huey Long The Senator of Louisiana. early supporter of The New deal but later turned on Roosevelt. proposed s nationwide social program called Share-Our-Wealth.
Elenore Roosevelt A social reformer who combined her deep humanitarian impulses with great political skills.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Headed by harry Hopkins, the former chief of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Set out to create as many jobs as possible as quickly as possible.
National Youth Administation Was created specifically to provide education. jobs,counseling, and recreation for young people. provided student aid to high school, college, and graduate students.
Wagner Act Reestablished the NIRA provision of collective bargaining.
Social Security Act Created in 1935 by a committee chaired by Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. Three major parts were Old-age insurance for retirees 65 or older and their spouses,unemployment compensation system,and Aid to families with dependent children and disabled.
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