New Deal Project

Also known as "Hoover was useless." By Kayla Jones

CCC

AKA Civilian Conservation Corps, this program was created by FDR. They specialized in natural resource conservation. This was a relief program to able young men able to work. As a result of this program, millions of trees were planted, fire safety was taught more than ever, and many other public services were given to the public. The CCC even helped build our own Allegany State Park.

FERA

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was actually created by Hoover. Though renamed by FDR during his presidency, the administration was in charge of creating jobs both in local and state governments by throwing copious amounts of cash at them. It was supposed to aid in recovery. As another part of the program, the government canned their own goods to give to civilians. However, this was contested by companies, who claimed that it didn't hold to America's capitalist ideals. It was dissolved 1935, to be replaced with the WPA.

CWA

Also known as the Civil Works Administration, this was again part of FDR's New Deal to help combat America's depression. It helped employ young men into construction and infrastructure, helping to supply America with schools, playgrounds, and other things to try to revive the economy. It was supposed to be relief. However, taxpayers thought it was useless, because who needs a playground when you yourself don't have a roof over your head? It was also replaced with the WPA.

WPA

The Works Progress Administration, and arguably the most memorable New Deal venture, took on construction, and numerous other things. It helped employ millions of Americans, and 3 million at it's peak. It was part of a recovery effort. The WPA was long term, up until WWII where they literally ran out of people to employ, as everyone was off to war.

AAA

The Agricultural Adjustment Act was another attempt at recovery by FDR. It paid farmers to NOT plant their crops, driving the prices up. In addition, they taxed food processors which was what funded the farmers. In the supreme court case United States vs. Butler, it was deemed unconstitutional, as the Federal government did not have that jurisdiction, but states did. A later act in 1938 helped continue this program.

NIRA

The National Industry Recovery Act was obviously all about recovery. This act allowed the president, FDR, to put his hands all over businesses, regulating how much they could make, to raise prices and combat deflation. Businesses eventually had this repealed, as well.

TVA

Tennessee Valley Authority was supposed to be recovery for areas in Tennessee and around, by attempting to modernize the area with dams, electricity, and other things. It was largely a success, and still exists today.

SSA

The Social Security Administration was a huge reform for America. It helped to get old people out of the workplace, so the younger generations could step in and take over. In return, the elderly could enjoy a few work-free years while getting paid. However, today, as life spans are longer, old people can leech at their retirement for 20 years or more! It did find success in it's initial goal, but now it's just another burden for the younger generations. Without it though, the old would never step aside for the younger generations.

Wagner Act

Part of reform, it ensured that workers could strike and form unions. It was a huge success, because without it we could get bent over backwards for companies without any backing from any organization.

Glass Steagall Act

Controlled what banks could do with their assets, as part of a reform. It was also deemed unconstitutional.

PWA

The Public Works Administration. Despite it's name, it actually gave money to private construction companies to make houses for the American people. It was supposed to help recover the economy. Despite 6 billion, they weren't able to make enough houses and it didn't return things to pre-depression levels, largely deeming it a failure.

FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act was another of FDR's reforms. This one ensured that there would be fair wages and hours, minimum wage was a guarantee, and some other small details. This was a relief to the American public. The act is still in place today.

FDIC

The Federal Deposit Isurance Corporation guarantees 250 grand of your money back in the case of a bank fallout. This was reform. It was a failure in that it failed to regain the public's trust, but the younger generations know they can store their money safely.

SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission basiacally ensures safe investing. Reform. Success, still exists today.

Citations

"The 3 "R's"" The 3 "R's" N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

"United States v. Butler." United States v. Butler. Cornell Law, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2015.

"List of New Deal Projects." Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.

"New Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration." New Deal Network: The Great Depression, the 1930s, and the Roosevelt Administration. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.