Most productive congress ever, both houses and president= democrat. Was considered the "first new deal."
(Relief, Recovery, Reform)
1. Banking Crisis tackled in March 1933
FDR took a pragmatic response to the crisis by using his broad executive power to create a 4 day banking holiday to examine all the banks and decide which ones to shut down and which to reopen with a stamp of approval under the Emergency Banking Act.
2. FDR used "fireside chats" to communicate with 70% of households
3. Created a "Brain Trust"
Headed by Harry Hopkins, including people from the campaign, democrats, republicans, and experienced people from past administrations. Francis Perkins was the secretary of labor and the first woman to sit on the executive cabinet. She brought labor organizations in the New Deal and ended child labor along with minimum wage/overtime laws and social security.
3. New Agencies under the new Deal
Agricultural Adjustment Act (1933)
-farmer aid to stop producing and ease overinflation
-tax on food processors
-agency to distribute
Civilian Conservation Corps (1933)
-working not protesting
Works Progress Administration (1933)
-employed artists to educate public