The New Deal Program

Workers Progress Administration (1935) .By Joel Q. & Yordi S

What is it?

The WPA was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt. was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.

More about the WPA

The program was a relief to most Americans who lived in poverty and business people. It employed over 8.5 Million people for an average salary of $41.57.

How successful was the program while the economic crisis?

It was really successful because it gave opportunities to families that were in bad conditions and needed help. For example families that were out of jobs got jobs by the program.

How did the program add understanding of the Great Depression?

It help us a lot. One of the things we learned was that we know how bad things can go from being rich to almost being homeless. It also depends the company, for example if the company is something people really need then they'll make a good profit but it's not what people need then they can go bankrupt.

Does the program still exist today?

At one point the economy went down but it wasn't as bad as the Great Depression. There is help for those people that lost their homes and stuff but right now we're just on the edge from letting it happen again.