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WPA. Works Project Administration By Andrew Davies And Erik Fretland. Description. C reated by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 Purpose was to alleviate unemployment Targeted unskilled workers Most ambitious New Deal agency

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Wpa

WPA

Works Project Administration

By

Andrew Davies

And

Erik Fretland


Description

Description

  • Created by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935

  • Purpose was to alleviate unemployment

  • Targeted unskilled workers

  • Most ambitious New Deal agency

  • Tried to provide one paid job for all families in which the breadwinner suffered long-term unemployment


Role of government

Role of Government

  • One of the strongest examples of deficit spending

  • Change of government policy from previous presidencies

  • Increased government spending

  • Cost $13.4 billion over 8 years

  • Increased government role in people’s lives as many people now worked for the government


Effectiveness

Effectiveness

  • The WPA was the most effective government agency

  • Positively affected the most people

  • Restored confidence in government

  • People were not alone


Wpa

  • Built and renovated almost 3000 fire stations

  • 20000 miles of water pipelines

  • Provided first relatively equal opportunity for African-Americans


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