Works Progress Administration

employed 8.5 billion workers

Year Enacted

this New Deal was enacted in 1935

Who was it intended for?

The Works Progress Administration was intended for unemployed men and women.

What was the program intended to do?

The Works Progress Administration was intended to give jobs to those who were affected by the Great Depression.
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Does this program fall under the Relief, Recovery, or Reform of Roosevelt's New Deal?

It falls under relief because during the Great Depression people weren't able to get jobs and if they had on it was't a good paying job. this program helped people get back on their feet.
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How successful do you think this program was at relieving the economic crisis?

the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work ( over 11 million were unemployed in 1934) at a cost to the federal government of approximately 11 billion.

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

This better helps my understanding of the Great Depression by being able to see how hard people really had it. They wouldn't take handouts, they wanted to work, to provide for their families, to get back on their feet, by themselves.

Does this program still exist today?

This program does not still exist. It was terminated in 1943 because of the abuse of the program by the workers.

I feel this program should still be around because no one would really have a good excuse of not having a job. Granted that some people just simply can't work, it would still help the ones who can.


Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks about keeping your money in a bank than under your bed.

He was hated among several parts of the population, but he does bring hope, and eventually the Great Depression is solved.

The New Deal was a real change that the country needed to move on.