Unformatted text preview: wages and promoted fair business competition; and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) tried to help farmers by reducing excess production and increasing farm prices. The Second New Deal A second wave of legislation, which some call the Second New Deal, was approved in 1935 and included three major acts of Congress. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) (later called the Work Projects Administration) put more than 8 million people to work building roads, dams, bridges, and other public facilities. It also sponsored artists, writers, musicians, and actors. The National Labor Relations Act (the Wagner Act) supported the right of labor to engage in collective bargaining with employers. The Social Security Act established a federal old-age pension program and a joint federal and state system to provide unemployment insurance....
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