Flashcards in Recovery Agencies Deck (16):
What was the Public Works Administration (PWA)?
Helped build public places and structure economy
How much money was spent on the PWA?
What did the money from the PWA go towards?
Public works such as roads, schools, dams and parks
Successes of PWA:
Hundreds of thousands gained jobs
Failures of PWA:
Lengthy preparations with planning and organising contracts
What year was PWA put in place?
What was the Works Progress Administration?
Helped the unemployed get jobs
Successes of WPA:
*Built 1,000 airport landing fields
*Built 8,000 schools + hospitals
*Built 12,000 playgrounds
*Gave people employment oppurtunities
Failures of WPA:
State funded them not the government
What year was WPA put in place?
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
Who benefited the most from TVA?
Successes of TVA:
Farmers able to use fertilisers to grow crops and boost economy
Failures of TVA:
What year was TVA put in place?