Essay on The New Deal Programs

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Federal Emergency Relief Administration -the unemployed and the homeless
-effective in putting 15 million people to work and alleviating the unemployed and homeless’ plight during the Depression -May 22, 1933
-outright grants of federal money to states and local governments that were operating soup kitchens and other forms of relief for the jobless and homeless; provided work for employable people on the relief roll

Civil Works Administration -the unemployed
-despite being temporary, effective since it spent $200 million a month and giving jobs to 4 million people.
-provided temporary jobs to American, got them off their feet and alleviate the impact of the Depression -November 8, 1933
-agency hired laborers for temporary construction projects sponsored by the federal government

Works Progress Administration -the unemployed
-effective in employing 3.4 million men and women who had formerly been on the relief rolls of state and local governments
-provided jobs to American, fueling recovery and giving Americans more spending power
-April 8, 1935
-spent billions of dollars between 1935-1940 to provide jobs to people and paid them double the relief rate but less than the going wage for regular workers; most WPA workers were put to work constructing new bridges, roads, airports and public buildings; unemployed artists, writers, and actors were paid by the WPA to paint murals, write histories, and perform in plays

Agricultural Adjustment Act -farmers
-effective in keeping prices constant but it disproportionately benefited large farmers and food processors, to the disadvantage of small farmers and sharecroppers. -stimulated American agriculture and production -February 16, 1938
- law that restricted agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies, not to plant part of their land and to kill off excess livestock; its purpose was to reduce crop surplus and therefore effectively raise the value of crops; the money for these subsidies was generated through an exclusive tax on companies which processed farm products.

Tennesee Valley Authority
-Helped people in one of the nation's poorest regions, the Tennessee Valley
-It sold electricity to the residents of the region at much lower rates after building power plants and dams. It also put those out of work back into the workforce.
-Became a model for the US government to assist agrarian societies in the