“Hoovervilles”- was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homelessin the United States of America. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States of America during the onset of the Depression and was widely blamed for it.Scottsboro Boys- Nine African American youths who were arrested for the alleged rape of two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. After an all-white jury sentenced the young men to death, the Communist Party took action that saved them from the electric chair.Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)- Federal relief program established in March 1933 that provided assistance in the form of jobs to millions of unemployed young men and a handful of women. CCC workers worked on conservation projects throughout the nation.Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)-is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee ValleyAgricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)- NewDeal legislation passed in May 1933 aimed at cutting agricultural production and raisingcrop prices and, consequently, farmers’ income. Through the “domestic allotment plan,” the AAA paid farmers to not grow crops.Works Progress Administration (WPA)- Federal New Deal program established in 1935 that provided government-funded public works jobs to millions of unemployedAmericans during the Great Depression, in areas ranging from construction to the arts.Wagner Act- is a foundational statute of United States labor law which guarantees basic rights of private sector employees to organize into trade unions, engage in collective bargainingSocial Security Act- A New Deal program created in August 1935 that was designed to provide a modest income for elderly people. The act also created unemployment insurance with modest benefits. Social Security provoked sharp opposition from conservatives and the wealthy.
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