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FDR's New Deal

Week 19 Social Study Guide

CCC stands for the Civilian Conservation Corps. This was a government work relief program that gave unemployed people jobs working on environmental projects.
• The Civilian Conservation Core program program hired young men ages 18-26 who were unemployed and paid them to work mostly on outdoor projects.
• President Roosevelt’s overall plan to get the country out of the Great Depression known as the New Deal could be summed up by the 3 R’s which stood for: Relief, Recovery, Reform
• New Deal A series of laws introduced by President Roosevelt designed to help poor people, decrease unemployment, and help the country to recover from the Great Depression.
• Social Security Act A law that established pensions for the elderly, unemployment insurance, and aid to the disabled.
• The Social Security Administration is a government agency which gives benefits to people when they are retired or unemployed.
TVA stands for Tennessee Valley Authority It was an agency established to build dams along the Tennessee River.
WPA stands for the Works Progress Administration This agency hired over 8 million unemployed to help build things like bridges, roads, airports, and public buildings.
• The Securities and Exchange Commission was a New Deal program chiefly designed to correct abuses in the stock market.
• The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was an agency formed to insure bank deposits up to a certain amount, it still exists today.
• When President Roosevelt talked to the American people directly over the radio, they called it Fireside Chats
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