|Act or Program||Acronym||Year Enacted||Significance|
|Agricultural Adjustment Act||AAA||1933||Protected farmers from price drops by providing crop subsidies to reduce production, educational programs to teach methods of preventing soil erosion.|
|Civil Works Administration||CWA||1933||Provided public works jobs at $15/week to four million workers in 1934.|
|Civilian Conservation Corps||CCC||1933||Sent 250,000 young men to work camps to perform reforestation and conservation tasks. Removed surplus of workers from cities, provided healthy conditions for boys, provided money for families.|
|Federal Emergency Relief Act||FERA||1933||Distributed millions of dollars of direct aid to unemployed workers.|
|Glass-Steagall Act||FDIC||1933||Created federally insured bank deposits ($2500 per investor at first) to prevent bank failures.|
|National Industrial Recovery Act||NIRA||1933||Created NRA to enforce codes of fair competition, minimum wages, and to permit collective bargaining of workers.|
|National Youth Administration||NYA||1935||Provided part-time employment to more than two million college and high school students.|
|Public Works Administration||PWA||1933||Received $3.3 billion appropriation from Congress for public works projects.|
|Rural Electrification Administration||REA||1935||Encouraged farmers to join cooperatives to bring electricity to farms. Despite its efforts, by 1940 only 40% of American farms were electrified.|
|Securities and Exchange Commission||SEC||1934||Regulated stock market and restricted margin buying.|
|Social Security Act||1935||Response to critics (Dr. Townsend and Huey Long), it provided pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to blind, deaf, disabled, and dependent children.|
|Tennessee Valley Authority||TVA||1933||Federal government build series of dams to prevent flooding and sell electricity. First public competition with private power industries|
|Wagner Act||NLRB||1935||Allowed workers to join unions and outlawed union-busting tactics by management.|
|Works Progress Administration||WPA||1935||Employed 8.5 million workers in construction and other jobs, but more importantly provided work in arts, theater, and literary projects.|
Please cite this source when appropriate:
Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources"
http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/USHistory.html (31 March 1998).
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