Flashcards in 1930s America: The New Deal Deck (16):
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.
Why was Roosevelt so popular?
Promised a ‘New Deal’ to solve depression/ used radio/ travelled around America talking to people/ seen as very caring
How much did Roosevelt win the election by?
42 of 48 states / 57% of the vote
When did he Roosevelt become President?
What is a fireside chat?
Roosevelt day by the fire talking to the American people via radio every week.
What did Roosevelt abolish (get rid of) prohibition?
Stopped humiliation (embarrassment) of law being openly / increased government income (tax)
How long did Roosevelt close the banks for while he sorted them out?
What act gave the government control over banks?
Emergency Banking Relief Act
Why did the Agricultural Adjustment (AAA) pay farmers to grow less?
So that prices would go up
How much did farm income increase by between 1932 and 1935?
$4.5 to $6.9 billion
Who was the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Set up to help?
How many people got work through the Civil Works Administration (CWA)?
4 million people
What was helped by the Civilian Conservation Corps?
Unemployed men aged 17-24
How many loans did the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) give each year?
How many schools and miles of road did the Public Works Administration (PWA) build?
50,000 miles and 13,000 schools