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The New Deal Has Arrived. Franklin D. Roosevelt takes over. Election 1932. Roosevelt repeatedly blamed Hoover for the Depression and worsening economy.

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the new deal has arrived

The New Deal Has Arrived

Franklin D. Roosevelt takes over

election 1932
Election 1932
  • Roosevelt repeatedly blamed Hoover for the Depression and worsening economy.
  • With unemployment above 20% in 1932 alone, Hoover was remiss to defend his record, and Roosevelt promised recovery with a New Deal for the American people.
  • Roosevelt won by a landslide in both the electoral and popular vote,
the new deal
  • The New Deal was a bunch of government programs started in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These programs were made to give people jobs and to help improve the economy.
  • Some New Deal programs were as follows:
    • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
    • Civil Works Administration (CWA)
    • Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
    • National Youth Administration (NYA)
    • Social Security (SS)
    • the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    • Indian Reorganization Act
    • Wagner/Fair Labor Standards’ Act
    • Agricultural Adjustment Act
    • and above all, the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
works progress administration
Works Progress Administration
  • The WPA employed workers in construction projects across the country.
    • Workers built and fixed highways, streets, public buildings, airports, utilities, small dams, sewers, parks, libraries, and recreational fields.
  • Many of the structures you see today were built by the WPA.
    • For example, they created 650,000 miles of roads, 78,000 bridges, 125,000 buildings, and seven hundred miles of airport runways.
  • In addition to building things, they also created art.
    • They had 225,000 concerts to audiences totaling 150 million people, and they produced almost 475,000 artworks. They employed artists, musicians, photographers, and writers on smaller-scale projects, and they even ran a circus.
civilian conservation corp
Civilian Conservation Corp.
  • The CCC was another New Deal program. Like the WPA, this one focused on hard, physical labor.
  • In this picture, two men are moving a boulder to help create a park.

What was the CCC’s main goal?

  • To heal the land and provide employment for young men during
  • the Depression.
  • In this picture, two CCC men are cutting down a tree.
Here, a group of CCC men are putting plants and shrubs along the roadside to beautify the highways.
What was the difference between the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration (WPA)?
  • Unlike the CCC, which hired young men who lived on site, the WPA hired adults who commuted from home.
  • Both programs offered shelter, three square meals, training, companionship, education, inspiration and a purpose in life.
social security
Social Security
  • The Social Security Act was drafted during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first term, and passed by Congress as part of the Second New Deal.
  • The act was an attempt to limit what were seen as dangers in the modern American life.
    • including old age
    • poverty
    • unemployment
    • the burdens of widows and fatherless children
  • By signing this act on August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt became the first president to advocate federal assistance for the elderly
who and how
Who and How?
  • The Act provided benefits to retirees and the unemployed, and a lump-sum benefit at death.
  • Payments to current retirees are financed by a payroll tax on current workers' wages, half directly as a payroll tax and half paid by the employer.
  • The act also gave money to states to provide assistance to
    • aged individuals
    • for unemployment insurance
    • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
    • Maternal and Child Welfare
    • public health services
    • the blind
indian reorganization act
Indian Reorganization Act
  • The act slowed the practice of allotting communal tribal lands to individual tribal members.
  • It did not restore to Indians land that had already been patented to individuals, but much land at the time was still unallotted or was allotted to an individual but still held in trust for that individual by the U.S. government.
  • Because the Act did not disturb existing private ownership of Indian reservation lands, it left reservations a checkerboard of tribal and free land, which remains the case today .
  • However, the Act also provided for the U.S. to purchase some of the free land and restore it to tribal status.
  • Due to the Act and other actions of federal courts and the government, over two million acres of land were returned to various tribes in the first 20 years after passage.
tennessee valley authority
Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Even by Depression standards, the Tennessee Valley was economically dismal in 1933.
  • Thirty percent of the population was affected by malaria.
  • The average income was only $639 per year, with some families surviving on as little as $100 per year.
  • Much of the land had been farmed too hard for too long, eroding and depleting the soil.
  • Crop yields had fallen along with farm incomes.
  • The best timber had been cut, with another 10% of forests being burnt each year.

The TVA revitalized a vast area of ruined rural America by building dams to provide cheap electricity.

  • TVA was designed to modernize the region, using experts and electricity to combat human and economic problems.
  • TVA developed fertilizers, taught farmers ways to improve crop yields and helped replant forests, control forest fires, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.
  • The most dramatic change in Valley life came from TVA-generated electricity.
  • Electric lights and modern home appliances made life easier and farms more productive.
  • Electricity also drew industries into the region, providing desperately needed jobs.

Wilson Dam, completed in 1924, was the first dam under the authority of TVA, created in 1933.

the dams and the builders
The Dams and the Builders
  • In October 1933, construction began on Norris Dam, located on the Clinch River. The dam was named after Senator Norris, who had campaigned for TVA's creation.
  • The following month workers began building Wheeler Dam.
  • 9,173 people were working for TVA by June 1934.
  • Sixteen dams were built by TVA between 1933 and 1944.
how was this to work
How was this to work?
  • It took a Supreme Court ruling to allow this to happen because some objected that government shouldn’t be controlling the utilities.
  • In the decisions Ashwander v TVA the Supreme Court ruled that regulating commerce among the states includes regulation of streams and that controlling floods is required for keeping streams navigable.
  • The argument before the court was that electricity generation was a by-product of navigation and flood control and therefore could be considered constitutional.
the work began but the battle wasn t over
The work began but the battle wasn’t over.
  • The development of the dams displaced more than 15,000 families.
  • This created anti-TVA sentiment in some rural communities.
  • Small privately ownedutilities feared being put out of business.
  • Many local landowners were suspicious of government agencies.
  • But TVA successfully introduced new agricultural methods into traditional farming communities by blending in and finding local champions.
  • The electricity generated benefited rather than harmed the area.
  • New business was drawn in.
agricultural adjustment act
Agricultural Adjustment Act
  • Restricted agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock.
  • Its purpose was to reduce crop surplus and therefore effectively raise the value of crops.
  • The money for these subsidies was generated through an exclusive tax on companies which processed farm products.
  • The Act created a new agency, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, to oversee the distribution of the subsidies
  • This act was voided by the Supreme Court case United States v Butler.

Food Stamps issued under this act.

wagner fair labor standards act
Wagner/Fair Labor Standards’Act
  • Also called Wages and Hours Act
  • The first act in the United States prescribing nationwide compulsory federal regulation of wages and hours.
  • Signed on June 14, 1938, effective October 24.
  • The law established a minimum wage of 25 cents per hour for the first year, to be increased to 40 cents within seven years.
  • No worker was obliged to work, without compensation at overtime rates, more than 44 hours a week during the first year, 42 the second year, and 40 thereafter.
federal deposit insurance corp
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • A United States government corporation operating as an independent agency created by the Banking Act of 1933.
  • As of January 2013, it provides deposit insurance guaranteeing the safety of a depositor's accounts in member banks up to $250,000 for each deposit ownership category in each insured bank.
  • As of September 30, 2012, the FDIC insured deposits at 7,181 institutions.
  • The FDIC also examines and supervises certain financial institutions for safety and soundness, performs certain consumer-protection functions, and manages banks in receiverships (failed banks).
  • The FDIC receives no Congressional appropriations – it is funded by premiums that banks and thrift institutions pay for deposit insurance coverage and from earnings on investments in U.S. Treasury securities.
of course this meant money for people money they could spend on food clothes medicine and shelter
Of course, this meant money for people--money they could spend on food, clothes, medicine, and shelter.
Since people were spending more money, businesses became more successful, and they started hiring more people.
did the new deal fix everything right away

No! It took years and years for the country to get back on its feet again. That’s why the Great Depression was such a difficult time for the country and the world.