Fed Emergency Relief Administration

Denis Avdic, Jullian Morones

When was it Created?

This Program was created in 1932 by Herbert Hoover.

  • On May 22, 1933, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) was inaugurated.
  • Herbert Hoover: 31st President of the U.S.
  • Successor:Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • After Hoovers collapse, F.D.R (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) came to the rescue when he renamed it FERA
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What did it do?

  • This program provided money for relief to states/cities.
  • It created Jobs and helped those who were unemployed.
  • They provided work for 20 million people. v v (FERA camps for unemployed women below)
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How Effective was it?

  • Millions of unemployed people were put to work.
  • FERA gaves States and Localities $31b
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In 1935, FERA was terminated and its work has been taken over by the Work Progress Administration(WPA) and the Social Security Act(SSA).

  • SSA: 1935 law that established unemployment insurance; insurance for victims of work related incidents and a set up of pension system for retirees.
  • WPA: 1935, provided work relief through various public works projects.