The New Deal and World War 14

The New Deal and World War 14 - people. The New Deals...

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The New Deal and World War II Roosevelt’s leadership through economic reconstruction, war The Works Progress Administration (WPA), the principal relief agency of the so-called  second New Deal, was the biggest public works agency yet. It pursued small-scale  projects throughout the country, constructing buildings, roads, airports, and schools.  Actors, painters, musicians, and writers were employed through the Federal Theater  Project, the Federal Art Project, and the Federal Writers Project. The National Youth  Administration gave part-time employment to students, established training programs,  and provided aid to unemployed youth. The WPA only included about three million  jobless at a time; when it was abandoned in 1943, it had helped a total of nine million 
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Unformatted text preview: people. The New Deals cornerstone, according to Roosevelt, was the Social Security Act of 1935. Social Security created a system of state-administered welfare payments for the poor, unemployed, and disabled based on matching state and federal contributions. It also established a national system of retirement benefits drawing on a trust fund created by employer and employee contributions. Many other industrialized nations had already enacted such programs, but calls for such an initiative in the United States had gone unheeded. Social Security today is the largest domestic program administered by the U.S. government....
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