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Three impacts of the AAA

Farmers paid to grow less food so prices increased

6 million piglets killed

Farm income rose from $4.5bn to $6.9bn

2

What did the FERA do?

$500 million given to help the unemployed in each state

3

What was the CWA?

Civil Works Administration

4

What did the CWA do?

Provided emergency help during winter 1933

4 million employed to build projects

5

Explain the CCC

Civilian Conservation Corps

Men 17-24 worked in national parks

Planted 1.3 billion trees

Given a small wage and shelter

3 million men involved

6

What did the NRA do?

557 codes to follow to get blue eagle logo

Aimed for fairer wages

Stopped child labour

Eventually declared illegal

7

What did the PWA do?

Pump priming

$3.3 billion to use on building projects for employment

Built 50,000 miles of roads

13,000 schools built

8

What did the WPA do?

Created work through projects

2 million workers on one year contracts

9

What did the TVA aim to do?

Build 20 dams through the Tennessee Valley

Improved the soil for farming

Provided hydroelectric power

10

What was the HOLC?

Home Owners Loan Corporation

11

What did the HOLC do?

Gave 300,000 loans each year so people could afford homes

12

What did the SSA do?

Started old age pensions

Unemployment benefits were $18 a week for 16 weeks

13

Who was in charge of the WPA and FERA?

Harry Hopkins

14

Which Alphabet Agencies were for relief?

HOLC
CCC
CWA
SSA
FERA

15

Which agencies helped with agriculture?

AAA
TVA

16

Which agencies helped the unemployed?

WPA
PWA
SSA
CCC
CWA

17

Which agencies were reform agencies?

SSA
NRA