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The New Deal and Reform. Chapter 27 1933-1940. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Chapter 27 Section 1. First 100 Days. Roosevelt called Congress into a special session that lasted from March 9 to June 6, 1933.

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The New Deal and Reform

Chapter 27


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Roosevelt and the New Deal

Chapter 27

Section 1

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First 100 Days

  • Roosevelt called Congress into a special session that lasted from March 9 to June 6, 1933.

  • In that first 100 days, it passed more significant legislation than it usually manages in two years.

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Starting Alphabet Soup (Thursday 2-8-07)

  • Use you books (chapter 27) and fill out the chart of Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.

  • The Three R’s

    • The New Deal is based on Relief, Reform, Recovery

    • Relief - direct payments to individuals

    • Reform - change something to make it better

    • Recovery- government spending money to make jobs

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An Exercise in Creativity(Friday 2-9-07)

  • Charted out for you on page 683 is a complete list of the agencies created under the New Deal.

  • Choose one of the agencies listed and create a poster based on a simple style. Make it simple!

  • You poster is due at the end of the period. You must identify the agency and create a picture related to the program’s purpose.

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Bell Ringer

  • Use the time line in your books to answer the following two questions:

    • What European country was engaged in a civil war during Roosevelt’s second term as President (hint page 586)?

    • How many years passed between the beginning of the New Deal and the Second New Deal (hint page 676)?


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Many People Need Jobs

  • The Civilian Conservation Corps put unemployed single males to work building roads, planting trees, and helping soil-erosion and flood-control projects.

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Emergency Relief

  • Congress’s second action was to pass the Federal Emergency Relief Act, which gave more general help to the unemployed.

  • Harry Hopkins also set up the Civil Works Administration.

  • Some of the jobs created by these programs were so unnecessary that the word boondoggle came into use.

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Farmers Agree to Limit Production

  • The nation’s farmers were caught between huge surpluses and low prices.

  • Under the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the federal government agreed to pay farmers a certain amount for every acre of land left unseeded.

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  • It also paid hog farmers to slaughter 6 million swine.

  • Some people were upset by the deliberate destruction of food at a time when many people were hungry.

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Tenet Farmers Worksheet

  • Color and answer the questions on the worksheet entitled “Drawing conclusions: Tenet Farms in 1930”

  • On the reverse side try and fill in the boxes using your Alphabet Soup pack.

    • In the blank boxes write the solution FDR and his advisors found. This is to review and get you looking at the important New Deal Programs.

    • When you are done hand in to Miss Rowles. This is your exit ticket for today!

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Bell Ringer

  • What was the purpose of Roosevelt’s First New Deal (or at least what we have looked at so far)? Was it relief, recovery, or reform? How do we know?

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The TVA Develops Natural Resources

  • The Tennessee Valley Authority was the first example of regional planning by the federal government.

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Congress Regulates Finance

  • The Economy Act lowered the salaries of government workers and reduced payments to veterans.

  • FDR hoped this act would appease people who were worried about excess federal spending.

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Congress Regulates Finance

  • The Home Owners Loan Corporations provided government loans to homeowners who were facing foreclosure because they could not meet their mortgage payments.

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Congress Regulates Finance

  • The Securities Act gave the Federal Trade Commission the power to supervise new securities.

  • Now companies that wanted to sell stock had to give the public full information.

  • The Glass-Steagall Act set up the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to protect bank deposits up to $5,000.

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The NIRA Promises to Help

  • The National Industrial Recovery Act was one of the most controversial laws Congress passed.

  • NRA codes were designed to limit production so that prices would go up and producers would make a profit.

  • Price controls were designed to end cutthroat competition in which goods were sold for less than it cost to make them.

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Priming the Pump

  • The PWA was set up to undertake pump priming, or spending of money to create jobs.

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Exit Ticket Questions

  • Why did Roosevelt consider putting people to work as the solution to the country’s major problem?

  • What did the CCC, the FERA, and the PWA all have in common?



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Bell Ringer

  • Get out your Section 1 worksheet that was assigned as homework. I will be around to see if it is done.

  • Answer the following question:

    • What conditions brought about the need for the Agricultural Adjustment Act (later known as the Administration)?

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Roosevelt and the System

  • In 1935 Roosevelt recommended that the federal government shift its emphasis from relief and recovery to reform.

  • The body of legislature that he then began is usually called the Second New Deal.

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Reorganize Relief

  • Except for the CCC and the PWA, all other work programs were put under the Works Progress Administration headed by Harry Hopkins.

  • This organization set out to create many jobs as fast as possible.

  • It received a budget of $5 billion, the largest sum any nation had ever spent for public welfare at one time.

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Reorganized Relief

  • The WPA found work for unemployed writers, artists, musicians, and actors.

  • Public buildings were decorated with murals.

  • Newly formed symphony orchestras gave free public concerts and help to make known the music of Aaron Copeland, Virgil Thompson, and other American composers.

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Reorganized Relief

  • People who had never seen a play were able to attend productions such as Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets.

  • A black version of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta was produced.

  • Authors who become well known later, such as Nelson Algren and Richard Wright, received training and help.

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Congress Begins Social Security

  • In 1935 the United States followed the example of other industrial nations and established a system of social insurance.

  • The centerpiece of the Social Securities Act was a pension system for retired workers and their spouses.

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Overseeing the Stock Market

  • The Securities Exchange Commission, which had been established in 1934, was given the power to prevent insider trading.

  • Placed in charge of the new SEC was Joseph P. Kennedy.

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  • I know it is a long weekend and no one wants homework, but I have to do it. Sorry…but look on the bright side, I am giving you time in class to get it done.

    SO GET IT DONE!!!!

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Supplement Your Notes

  • Using the computers in class, find:

    • Aaron Copeland, Virgil Thompson, Clifford Odets, Nelson Algren, and Richard Wright

      • Writer, actor, musician?

      • What types of music/plays did they write?

      • Any awards?

      • Does it list their political party affiliation?

    • What is Waiting for Lefty about? Why was this a timely topic to base a play on?

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Bell Ringer

  • Get out your homework from the weekend.

  • Answer the following question:

    • What was the goal and purpose of the WPA?

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Reforming Utility Companies

  • The Public Utility Holding Company Act said that holding companies that failed to promote efficiently and savings over the next five years would be dissolved.

  • Enforcing the act proved to be difficult.

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Taxing the Wealthy

  • The Revenue Act of 1935 was an attempt to break up large accumulations of wealth.

  • It increased the rates of gift and estate taxes.

  • It increased the tax rates for people with large incomes.

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Taxing the Wealthy

  • In addition, it provided for a graduated corporate income tax that favored small businesses over large ones.

  • Some people described the act as “soaking the rich.”

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Controlling Banks

  • The Banking Act of 1935 replaced the old Federal Reserve Board with a 7-member board of governors to be appointed by the President for 14 year terms.

  • The board was given the power to decide whether to raise or to lower the nation’s money supply.

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The New Deal Comes Under Attack

Chapter 27

Section 3

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The Court Steps in

  • In the Schechter Poultry Corporation v. US case, the Supreme Court ruled that the National Industrial Recovery Act was unconstitutional.

  • The Court ruled that it gave legislative powers to the executive branch and that some of the industry codes covered businesses that took place entirely within a state.

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Congress Takes a New Approach

  • Congress then passed the National Labor Relations Act, more commonly known as the Wagner Act.

  • The act said that employers had to bargain with their workers, and also set up the National Labor Relations Board.

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Bell Ringer

  • Please answer the following question:

    • Explain what the Revenue Act of 1935 and the Banking Act of 1935 did.

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Court Steps in Again

  • In the 1936 case of the United States v. Butler, the Supreme Court struck down the Agricultural Adjustment Act.

  • It ruled that the processing tax out of which farmers were paid to restrict production was not a tax at all.

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Equal or Equivalent

  • Another name for a fair price for agricultural products was parity.

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The Liberty League

  • Charges that the New Deal was endangering the Constitution and slowly establishing a dictatorship were made by an organization called the Liberty League.

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Extremists Voice Their Opinion

  • A leading muckraker of the Progressive Era, Upton Sinclair called for higher income and inheritance taxes as well as consumer cooperatives.

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Extremists Voice Their Opposition

  • Dr. Francis Townsend led a movement that helped push through the Social Securities Act.

  • Pay 200 dollars a month

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Extremists Voice Their Opposition

  • Father Charles Coughlin came out for nationalizing banks, public utilities, and natural resources.

  • However, it soon became clear that he was strongly anti-Semitic.

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Extremists Voice their Opposition

  • The most dangerous of the New Deal’s extremist foes was Senator Huey Long.

  • His championship of the poor against corporate giants made him a hero to many people.

  • In 1934 he introduced a nationwide social program called Share our Wealth.

  • Its motto was Every Man a King.

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In 1936 Roosevelt Wins Again

  • In 1936 Roosevelt won every state except Maine and Vermont in beating Alfred M. Landon, the Republican candidate.

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FDR Attempts to Pack the Court

  • Roosevelt believed that the Supreme Court had been too conservative in knocking down the NIRA and the AAA.

  • His “court packing bill” set off a storm of protest.

  • It never got through Congress.

  • In the end, Roosevelt got the kind of Supreme Court he wanted.

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FDR Attempts to Pack the Court

  • He appointed seven justices in the next four years.

  • However, the attempt to pack the Court turned out to be a serious political mistake.

  • By 1939 the New Deal, for all practical purposes was over.

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Exit Ticket Questions

  • Please answer both questions before leaving class:

    • How does the Supreme Court have the authority to call things unconstitutional?

    • How did the Supreme Court rulings in 1935 and 1936 affect New Deal legislation?

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Agenda for today…

  • Bell Ringer worksheet

  • Go over the exit ticket answers

  • Make sure all boxes are filled in correctly

  • Ch 27 Section 4

  • Homework sheet

  • Finish up notes and Jeopardy tomorrow

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Labor Unions Grow

  • A number of labor leaders wanted to organize industrial unions, particularly in industries such as automobile, steel, textile, and rubber.

  • So they formed the Committee for Industrial Organizations.

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Labor Unions Grow

  • Among the techniques the CIO used was the sit-down strike.

  • Instead of walking off their jobs, workers remained inside the plant but did not work.

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Labor Unions Grow

  • In 1937 the AFL expelled the CIO unions.

  • The split in the labor movement lasted until the two unions combined again in 1955.

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Minorities Receive More Attention

  • FDR often sought the opinions of highly placed black government workers, who were sometimes referred to as the Black Cabinet.

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African Americans

  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s most spectular step in recognizing black achievement involved the singer Marian Anderson.

  • In 1939 the Daughters of the American Revolution refused the singer the use of the Constitution Hall for a concert because of her color.

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American Indians

  • In 1933 Roosevelt appointed John Collier to be Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

  • He made several suggestions that became part of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

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Bell Ringer

  • Grab a yellow worksheet from the front desk.


  • Get out your boxes of the Alphabet Soup and be ready to mark the ones Miss Rowles wants to make sure you know for the test on Monday Feb 26.

  • Also get out your section 4 notes, we will finish them today.

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Mexican Americans

  • When the dust bowl sent thousands of ruined farmers to California, Mexican Americans found it harder than ever to make a living there.

  • Competition among workers drove some farm wages as low as nine cents an hour.

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Family Life

  • Babies were expensive.

  • As a result f the depression, young families were distinctly smaller than ever before.

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  • The main source of amusement was the radio.

  • Jack Benny, Bob Hope, George Burns- radio entertainers (add to your yellow sheet)

  • For outside entertainment, the family usually went to a movie.

  • People in pinched economic circumstances got vicarious, or second hand, pleasure in watching the make-believe frolics on the silver screen.

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Women Make their Mark

Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind, which sold over 12 million copies and won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1937.

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Women Make their Mark

  • Amelia Earhart became the first female passenger on a transatlantic flight in 1928.

  • In 1932 she flew alone across the Atlantic.

  • In 1937, while attempting an around the world flight, she was lost in the Pacific.

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Historian Disagree About the New Deal

  • Economic, the New Deal was a mixed success.

  • It did show, however that some economic security would not destroy fundamental political freedoms.