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1

What was the Public Works Administration (PWA)?

Helped build public places and structure economy

2

How much money was spent on the PWA?

$3.3 billion

3

What did the money from the PWA go towards?

Public works such as roads, schools, dams and parks

4

Successes of PWA:
(1 point)

Hundreds of thousands gained jobs

5

Failures of PWA:
(1 point)

Lengthy preparations with planning and organising contracts

6

What year was PWA put in place?

June 1933

7

What was the Works Progress Administration?

Helped the unemployed get jobs

8

Successes of WPA:
(4 points)

*Built 1,000 airport landing fields
*Built 8,000 schools + hospitals
*Built 12,000 playgrounds
*Gave people employment oppurtunities

9

Failures of WPA:
(1 point)

State funded them not the government

10

What year was WPA put in place?

1935

11

What was the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)?

Helped construct dams to control River Tennessee floods that ran through seven of the poorest states states in USA

12

Who benefited the most from TVA?

Farmers

13

Successes of TVA:
(1 point)

Farmers able to use fertilisers to grow crops and boost economy

14

Failures of TVA:

None

15

What year was TVA put in place?

May 1933

16

What were the 3 recovery agencies?

1) TVA - Tennessee valley authority
2) PWA - public works administration
3) WPA - works progress administration