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Unformatted text preview: ourse, there were also sots and the new Communist Party of the US, which had changed its strategy to supporting a “Popular Front” instead of trying to overthrow the gov’t. - The biggest threat to the ND, though, was actually the Supreme Court, which felt the new legislation gave the President too much power. So in Schechter v. US (1935) 206 they got rid of the NIRA (federal gov’t has no right to regulate intrastate business), and in US v. Butler the AAA was invalidated for the same reason. *The Second New Deal and Roosevelt’s Second Term* - As the election of 1936 approached, FDR was worried that his ND coalition was breaking up, so he decided to take the initiative again in 1935 and pass a bunch of new laws now referred to as the Second New Deal. The SND differed from the first b/c it bashed business more instead of cooperating w/it. - Programs in the Second New Deal included: Emergency Relief Appropriation Act – Let the President establish big public works programs for the unemployed, like the Resettlement Administration, Rural Electrification Administration, and the Nat’l Youth Administration. Works Progress/Projects Administration (WPA) – Funded by the ERAA, the WPA was a major public works organization and also sponsored cultural programs that brought art to the people by employing artists, ex. Federal Writers Program, which was accused by some as being left-wing propaganda (since most involved were decidedly to the left). National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act – This act established the National Labor Relations Board, which was empowered to guarantee democratic union elections and stop unfair labor practices, like the firing of union members. 207 Social Security Act – This act established old-age insurance in which workers paid taxes out of their wages, which were then matched by their employers and stored for use as benefits starting at age 65. The act also included other federal/state welfare programs. Public Utility Holding Company (WheelerRayburn)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.

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