New Deals 1932-1938

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First New Deal

1932 - 1934

Federal Emergency Relief Administration

1933

Public Works Admin

1933

The Home Owners Corporation & Federal Housing Administration

1933 - 1934

Italian-American La Guardia as NY mayor

1933

Hundred Days

1933

Roosevelt in office

1933 - 1945

March 9: Emergency Banking Act (provided funds)

1933

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) - 3m persons passed through by 1942

1933

Agricultural Adjustment Act (setting prices & quotas)

1933

National Recovery Administration

1933

Civil Works Administration (dissolved)

1934 - 1935

Indian Reorganisation Act

1934

400,000 textile workers strike

1934

NRA used to drive up prices, cut production, lay off workers

1934

20% unemployment rate

1934

Huey Long 'Share our Wealth' movement

1934

National Youth Administration

1935

Congress of Industrial Organisations (CIO)

1935

Congress levied tax on large fortunes & corporate profts

1935

Second New Deal

1935 - 1938

Rural Electrification Act (80% farms without electricity)

1935

Wagner Act

1935

Social Security Act

1935

FDR reduces spending on farm subsidies and WPA

1936

United Auto Workers (UAW) unveiled sit-down tactic

1936

Economic downturn (due to FDR reduction in spending)

1937

FDR asks Congress for billions for work relief+farm aid (Keynesian)

1937

US Housing Act passed

1937

UAW claims 400,000 members

1937

Court reveals willingness to support economic regulations

1937

Economic Crisis over (FDR adopts Keynesian eco.)

1938

Fair Labour Standards

1938

Smith Act (illegal to teach/advocate/encourage overthrow of govt)

1940

15% unemployment rate

1940

9m membership in Unions (doubled in 10 years)

1940

Grand Coulee Dam in operation

1941