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Great depression

great depression and new deal for Rebecca SS8

Who was the president that had to deal with the depression but didn't do a good job Herbert Hoover
When was Hoover elected? 1928
When did the stock market crash? 1929
What were Hoover Blankets? Old newspapers that the homeless used as blankets
What were Hoover Flags? Pockets that were flipped out to show people were broke
Smoot-Hawley Tariff passed in 1930, drove average tariff rate up to almost 60%
Bonus Army group of WW1 veterans and families who demanded economic relief
What position did FDR serve as before becoming president? Governor of New York
When did FDR become president? 1932
What was the New Deal? series of domestic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders of FDR
What are the 3 R's? Relief, Recovery, Reform
Relief relief for the unemployed and poor
Recovery Recovery of the economy to normal levels
Reform Reform of the financial problems, to prevent another depression
first new deal (1933–34) dealt with diverse groups, from banking and railroads to industry and farming, all of which demanded help for economic survival
second new deal 1935–38 included the Wagner Act to promote labor unions
CCC public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of the New Deal. Originally for young men ages 18–23
WPA , employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects,including the construction of public buildings and roads
FERA alleviating household unemployment by creating new unskilled jobs in local and state government
NRA eliminate "cut-throat competition" by bringing industry, labor and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and set prices
AAA reduced agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock, reduce crop surplus
SSA provided benefits to retirees and the unemployed
TVA improve navigability on Tennessee River, provided flood control, reforest and improve marginal farm land,assisted in industrial and agricultural development
SEC enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States.
new deal provided... AAA,CCC,CWA,PWA,TVA,FERA,NIRA
second deal provided... WPA,SSA, wagner act and more
how did Roosevelt try to pack the supreme court? he added 6 new ct justices to try and get a majority of them on board with his ideas.
did this packing work? No it backfired and the American people became angry
did Roosevelt end the depression? No he did not but he certainly made a difference
What is a fireside chat? Chats Roosevelt had using the radio. He talked to the American people. Millions of people found comfort and renewed confidence in these speeches.
what is a hooverville? camps set up outside of major cities where homeless and jobless people slept and lived
Created by: cmlusak