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Brother, Can Y ou Spare a Dime: The WPA and the Great Depression. Black Tuesday October 29, 1929. Bank Closures 1929-1934. Unemployment Levels from 1929-1939. Roosevelt’s Alphabet Soup. WPA Achievements (by June 1941). Built or improved enough roads to encircle the world 24 times.

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Brother, Can You

Spare a Dime:

The WPA and the

Great Depression

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Black Tuesday

October 29, 1929

wpa achievements by june 1941
WPA Achievements (by June 1941)
  • Built or improved enough roads to encircle the world 24 times.
  • Built or rebuilt 700 miles of bridges.
  • Constructed enough new public buildings to give 10 to each county in the U.S.
the federal historical records survey
The Federal Historical Records Survey
  • Aim was to compile a bibliography of the historic records of every county.
  • Many cities had their own.
  • Employed between 2,750-4,400 people.
  • Copied records of 40,000 churches.
the federal theatre project
The Federal Theatre Project
  • For unemployed actors and theatrical people.
  • Employed between 8,700-12,700 people in 40 cities.
  • 4,000 of them worked in New York City.
  • 1,200 of them worked in Los Angeles.
  • Presented plays, dance and radio dramas.
  • Seen by 25 million people.
  • Admission was low-price or free.
the federal writer s project
The Federal Writer’s Project
  • For unemployed writers.
  • Employed between 3,000-6,700 people.
  • Produced 275 major books and booklets.