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What was the first major action Roosevelt took as president?
a. He called the first meeting of the "Brain Trust"
b. He proposed a reorganization of the Supreme Court
c. He closed all of the nation's banks and ordered inspections
d. He established the Civil Works Administration to provide job relief

c. He closed all of the nation's banks and ordered inspections


Who was the first woman to serve in the cabinet?
a. Arlene Francis
b. Frances Perkins
c. Eleanor Roosevelt
d. Mary McLeod Bethune

d. Mary McLeod Bethume


Which of the following was a goal of the New Deal?
a. regulate the stock market
b deregulate the nation's banking system
c. decrease process of farm goods
d. increase crop production

a. regulate the stock market


Which of the following was most directly responsible for creating new jobs and putting people to work?
a. Social Security act
b. Fair Labor Standards Act
c. National Labor Relations Act
d. Works Progress Administration

d. Works Progress Administration


Which of the following was the main objective of the Agricultural Adjustment act?
a. to increase farm production
b. to raise process of farm products
c. to provide pensions tor retired farmers
d. to encourage more people to enter farming

b. to raise prices of farm products


Which of the following pieces of New Deal legislation was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court
a. Wagner Act
b. Social security act
c. Emergency Banking Relief Act
d. National Industrial Recovery act

d. National Industrial Recovery Act


What role did Eleanor Roosevelt play in the Roosevelt administration
a. She served as a cabinet member
b. She focused on being an excellent hostess
c. She was an important advisor on foreign policy
d. She was an important advisor on domestic policy

d. She was an important advisor on domestic policy.


Which of the following reached a new high during Roosevelt's first term as president
a. tariff rates
b. employment rates
c. the national debt
d. per capita income

c. the national debt


Which of the following of Roosevelt's ideas failed to become a law?
a. federally supported loans for housing
b. the reorganization of the Supreme Court
c. the establishment of regional planning authorities
d. the creation of a federally supported pension program

b. the reorganization of the supreme Court


Who wrote the novel "The Grapes of Wrath" about the grim lives of Oklahomans fleeing the Dust Bowl during the Depression?
a. Grant Wood
b. John Steinbeck
c. Richard Wright
d. Dorthea Lange

b. John Steinbeck


This required corporations to provide complete, truthful information on all stock offerings

Federal Securities Act


This was created to reform and to restore confidence in, the stock market by providing a means to monitor the market and to enforce laws regarding the sales of stocks and bonds.

Securities and Exchange commission


This set a national minimum hourly wage and prohibited factory labor for children under 16 years of age

Fair Labor Standards act


This rebuilt dams and provided hydroelectric power to an impoverished region

Tennessee Valley Authority


This protected the right of workers to join unions and established the National Labor Relations Board to settle disputes between employers and employees

Wagner Act


This provided for bank inspections by the Treasury Department and a means for making federal loans to solid banks

Emergency relief act


This provided a pension for retired workers and their spouses and aided people with disabilities, poor mothers with dependent children, and the needy elderly

Social Security Act


This put Hundreds of thousands of single men to work building roads, developing parks, planting trees, and helping in soil erosion and flood-control projects.

CCC Civilian Conservation Corps


Created through the Glass-Steagall banking Act of 1933, this originally protected u tp $5000 of an individual

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


This addressed the problems of unemployment and poverty by creating jobs that ranged from the construction of airports and libraries to the sewing of clothing for the needy.

Works Progress Commission


_______ were LEAST likely to be a part of the New Deal Coalition
a. Rural Democrats
b. African Americans
c. Southern Republicans
d. Unionized industrial workers

c. Southern Republicans


By decreasing farm supplies, New Deal policies helped to_______
a. lower the cost of food
b. increase the food supply
c. raise the price of farm goods

c. raise the price of farm goods


________ claimed the New Deal policies were inadequate and proposed a social program called share out wealth
a. Huey Long
b. Francis townsend
c. John L. Lewis
d. Charles Coughlin

a. Huey Long


The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was most helpful to________
a. farmers in isolated rural areas
b. the unemployed, the aged, and the ill
c. politicians and business owners
d. mass-production industrial workers

b. the unemployed, the aged, and the ill


The American public perceived many characteristics in President Roosevelt, but _______ was a probably not one of them
a. compassion
b. determination
c. self-confidence
d.economic conservation

d. economic conservation


_____ used music to express the hardships of American life during the Depression
a. Woody Guthrie
b. Grant Wood
c. Diego Rivera
d. Richard Wright

a. Woody Guthrie


______ helped organize the "Black Cabinet" a group of influential African Americans who advised the Roosevelt administration on racial issues
a. Dorothea Lange
b. Mary Mcleod Bethune
c. Frances Perkins
d. Eleanor Roosevelt

b. Mary Mcleod Bethune


The Supreme court ruled that the______was unconstitutional on the grounds that its provisions were local natters and should be regulated.
a. Federal Securities act
b. Fair Labor Standards Act
c. Wagner Act
d. Agricultural Adjustment act

a. Federal Securities Act


Of the following New Deal policies,_____had the biggest long-term impact on the American economy.
a. Social Security Act
b. Civilian Conservation Corps
c. Tennessee Valley Authority
d. Federal Emergency Relief Administration

a. Social Security Act


The______ reflected President Roosevelt's concern for the natural environment
a. Civil Works Administration
b. National Youth Administration
c. Civil Conservation Corps
d. Works Progress administration

c. Civil Conservation Corps