The New Deal
A program designed to alleviate the problems of the Great Depression. It was a phrase taken from a campaign speech in which Roosevelt had promised "a new deal for the American people."
- Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)- sought to raise crop prices by lowering production, which the government achieved by paying farmers to leave a certain amount of every acre of land unseeded.
- Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)- put young men aged 18 to 25 to work building roads, developing parks, planting trees, and helping in soil-erosion and flood-control projects.
- President Roosevelt created the Civil Works Administration which provided 4 million immediate jobs during the winter of 1933-1934.
- Unemployed Americans
- Farmers over seeding their lands, leaving them with crops left over
- People who didn't have enough food to feed themselves or their families.
- Corrupting the financial state of the US