Works Progress Administration

Formed in 1935

Who Does The Program Help?

the Works Progress Administration (WPA) is the most famous New Deal programs, because it affected so many people’s lives. Roosevelt’s vision of a work-relief program employed more than 8.5 million people. For an average salary of $41.57 a month, WPA employees built bridges, roads, public buildings, public parks and airports.

What Was This Program Intended To Do?

The program intended to put hard working people to work and boost the economy at the same time.

How Successful Was The Program and Was The Program Part of The Relief Section?

The program was a huge success over 3.4 billion people were put to work. This program falls under the relief and recovery reforms to help boost the economy and employ hard working citizens.


We Work Again 1937 Works Progress Administration WPA

Summary and Highlights

This video explains what the WPA program did and intended to do. This video explains how many people were tremendously affected by this program and how many people were put to work.


1. Showed people working at their new jobs

2. Explained how many people were impacted

3. People were employed all over America

Is this still around today?

No this program is no longer in existence it lasted from 1935-1943.

This program would probably still be a good thing today with the high unemployment rate and amount of people needing jobs.

How has this program add to your understanding of the Great Depression?

This program shows jobs were a necessary thing that people didn't have and that it helped many people get back on their feet.