Flashcards in Alphabet Agencies Deck (17):
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
What did the FERA do?
$500 million given to help the unemployed in each state
What was the CWA?
Civil Works Administration
What did the CWA do?
Provided emergency help during winter 1933
4 million employed to build projects
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
What did the NRA do?
557 codes to follow to get blue eagle logo
Aimed for fairer wages
Stopped child labour
Eventually declared illegal
What did the PWA do?
$3.3 billion to use on building projects for employment
Built 50,000 miles of roads
13,000 schools built
What did the WPA do?
Created work through projects
2 million workers on one year contracts
What did the TVA aim to do?
Build 20 dams through the Tennessee Valley
Improved the soil for farming
Provided hydroelectric power
What was the HOLC?
Home Owners Loan Corporation
What did the HOLC do?
Gave 300,000 loans each year so people could afford homes
What did the SSA do?
Started old age pensions
Unemployment benefits were $18 a week for 16 weeks
Who was in charge of the WPA and FERA?
Which Alphabet Agencies were for relief?
Which agencies helped with agriculture?
Which agencies helped the unemployed?