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1

What happened to the Bonus Marchers?

WW1 veterans marched in Washington and Hoover asked the army to send them away. They used tear gas and 2 babies died.

2

Why was Roosevelt so popular?

Promised a ‘New Deal’ to solve depression/ used radio/ travelled around America talking to people/ seen as very caring

3

How much did Roosevelt win the election by?

42 of 48 states / 57% of the vote

4

When did he Roosevelt become President?

March 1933

5

What is a fireside chat?

Roosevelt day by the fire talking to the American people via radio every week.

6

What did Roosevelt abolish (get rid of) prohibition?

Stopped humiliation (embarrassment) of law being openly / increased government income (tax)

7

How long did Roosevelt close the banks for while he sorted them out?

4 days

8

What act gave the government control over banks?

Emergency Banking Relief Act

9

Why did the Agricultural Adjustment (AAA) pay farmers to grow less?

So that prices would go up

10

How much did farm income increase by between 1932 and 1935?

$4.5 to $6.9 billion

11

Who was the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Set up to help?

Homeless people

12

How many people got work through the Civil Works Administration (CWA)?

4 million people

13

What was helped by the Civilian Conservation Corps?

Unemployed men aged 17-24

14

How many loans did the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) give each year?

300,000

15

How many schools and miles of road did the Public Works Administration (PWA) build?

50,000 miles and 13,000 schools

16

What did the reform agencies do?

SSA gave pensions and unemployment money (dole) and NRA improved working conditions