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Do Now: The hundred days was the name given to a government's activity designed to solve the banking crisis that took place during Roosevelt's first hundred days as president...
  • Emergency Banking Act: gave government officials power to examine banks, determine strength of banks take steps to fix it and if necessary, close it...

New Deal programs

Define what relief, recovery, and reform programs would do for the American people.
  • A relief program would somewhat be a program designed to support the people and help them economically, thus reducing their problems or burden (give money, food, jobs.)
  • The recovery program would be a type of program that would be there to help people regain what they have previously lost. ( business)
  • A reform program would be some type of new proposition or change...

Programs Background:
  1. Civilian Conservation Corps: was established in March of 1933, its purpose was to create job for young men between the ages of 18 to 25 years old. jobs included, planting trees and improving parks. workers were provided housing ( army-style camps). The CCC provided help for 3 million young men.
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2. Agricultural Adjustment Act: it was passed in May 1933. it was passed to help meet the need for some kind of effective farm relief. The law sought to reduce production of the huge agricultural surpluses that depressed market prices. Farmers who cooperated with the program and signed the required contracts received cash in the form of so-called "benefit payments."
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3.Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: In 1933, The FDIC was created. it's a government's insurance plan for depositors' savings. which means that, in case of a bankrupt or if the bank industry would collapse, the government would refund or give back to the depositor a certain amount of his money ($250,000)...
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4. Public Works Administration: Created in 1933 by the National Industrial Recovery Act in response to the great depression, its major purpose was the construction of bridges or danms, basically, provide employment. As a result, cheaper electricity was created for those who needed it. The head of the administration was Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes durring President Roosevelt's time in office...
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5.Federal Housing Administration: Passed by congress on june 28 of 1934. What it does is that it made money available for building houses and moreover, it insured loans made by banks or other private lenders for home buying and home building... The goals of this organization are to improve housing standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the mortgage market.
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6. Securities and Exchange Commission: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was created to provide governance of securities transactions on the secondary market (after issue) and regulate the exchanges and broker-dealers in order to protect the investing public.
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7.Works Progress Administration: Relief measure established in 1935 and headed by Harry L. Hopkins, it offered work to the unemployed by spending money on a wide variety of programs, including highways and building construction, slum clearance, reforestation, and rural rehabilitation.
"By March, 1936, the WPA rolls had reached a total of more than 3,400,000 persons; after initial cuts in June 1939, it averaged 2,300,000 monthly; and by June 30, 1943, when it was officially terminated, the WPA had employed more than 8,500,000 different persons on 1,410,000 individual projects, and had spent about $11 billion. During its 8-year history, the WPA built 651,087 miles of highways, roads, and streets; and constructed, repaired, or improved 124,031 bridges, 125,110 public buildings, 8,192 parks, and 853 airport landing fields. "
- Encyclopedia of American History
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8.National Industrial Recovery Act: Passed in June 16, 1933 authorized the President of the United States to regulate industry. One part of this act was devoted to industrial recovery and the other section established the public works admistration...
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9.Fair Labor Standards Act: Passed in 1938, it was a law that established a minimum wage, it also prohibited the employment of children undre age in order to prevent child labor. Another thing it also did was that it added extra time for overtime to certain jobs..
10.Social Security Act: Signed by President Roosevelt on August 18 of 1935, the program was the first of its kind, and the reason behind it was to help the senior citizens since the poverty rate among senior citizens increased for nearly 50%.The act provided pension to elders (regular payment that is intended to allow them to subsist without working), and even a lunp-sum of money at death.

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Summary of the Programs
How the programs solved problems of the great depression.- The years that followed the great depression saw manty changes in various fields