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The New Deal 1933

Chapter 26

TermDefinition
Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) New Deal legislation that raised farm prices by restricting output of staple crops. It restricted production and paid subsidies to growers; declared unconstitutional in 1963.
Axis Powers A term for the alliance between Nazi Germany and Italy after 1936, and after 1940, Japan.
Blitzkrieg A German tactic in World War II, translated as "lightning war," involving the coordinated attack of air and armored fire-power.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) A New Deal program to provide government jobs in reforestation, flood control, an other conservation projects to young men between ages eighteen and twenty-five.
Lend-Lease Act A military aid measure, proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, empowers president to sell, lend, lease or transfers $7 billion of war material to any country whose defense is vital to that of the United States.
Manhattan Project The code name for the extensive United States military project, established in 1942, produced fissionable uranium and plutonium.
National Recovery Administration (NRA) A New Deal agency, established in 1933, to promote economic recovery, that promulgated industry-wide codes to control production, prices, and wages.
Neutrality Acts Legislation affirming nonbelligerency in the event of the war. Legislation passed in 1794 to preclude American entanglement in the Napoleonic War.
New Deal A broad program of legislation proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to promote recovery from the Great Depression and provide relief for those in distress.
Social Security Act A component of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, it established in 1935 a system of old-age, unemployment, and survivors' insurance funded by wage and payroll taxes.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) A New Deal agency that built and operated dams and power plants on the Tennessee River; it also promoted flood control, soil conservation, and reforestation.
Wagner Act Officially the National Labor Relations Act and sometimes called Labor's Magna Carta, it gave workers the right to organize and bargain.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) A New Deal agency, established in 1935 and run by Harry Hopkins, that spent $11 billion on federal works projects and provided employment for 8.5 million persons.
Dust Bowl an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded, especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming practice.
Great Depression October 29, 1929- 1939. A long and severe recession in an economy or market.
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