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AC - Ch.16 New Deal

Am. Cultures - Ch.16: The New Deal

TermDefinition
New Deal Term used to describe President Franklin Roosevelt's relief, recovery, and reform programs designed to combat the Great Depression
Hundred Days Period at the start of Franklin Roosevelt's presidency in 1933, when many New Deal programs were passed by Congress
Public works program Government-funded projects to build public facilities
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Established by Congress in 1933, this program put more than 2.5 million young men to work restoring and maintaining forests, beaches, and parks
Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) Established in 1933 to raise farm prices through government financial assistance
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Federal project to provide inexpensive electric power, flood control, and recreational opportunities to the Tennessee River valley
Second New Deal Period of legislative activity launched by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935
Wagner Act Law passed in 1935 that aided unions by legalizing collective bargaining and closed shops, and by establishing the National Labor Relations Board
Closed shop Workplace open only to union members
Social Security system System established by the 1935 Social Security Act to provide financial security, in the form of regular payments, to people who cannot support themselves
American Liberty League Organization founded in 1934 to oppose the New Deal
Demagogue A leader who manipulates people with half-truths, deceptive promises and scare tactics
Nationalization Government takeover and ownership of banks, and the redistribution of their wealth
Deficit spending Paying out more money from the annual federal budget than the government receives in revenues
Recession A period of slow business activity
National debt Total amount of money that the federal government borrows and has to pay back
Revenue Income
Coalition Alliance of groups with similar goals
Sit-down strike Labor protest in which laborers stop working but refuse to leave the workplace
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