New Deal law creating the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and designed to restore agricultural prosperity by limiting the production of certain crops and reducing livestock populations
period during which all banks were forced to close so the government could determine their solvency, or whether the bank had sufficient assets to operate successfully; initiated by President Roosevelt in March 1933
when customers lose faith in their banking institutions and rush to withdraw their deposits, causing insolvency and bank failure
march on Washington, DC, led by World War I veterans who demanded immediate payment of bonuses for their service in the war
practice of borrowing money from banks and other lenders to purchase stocks with the intent of selling the stocks for a profit at a later date
environmental crisis that struck the Great Plains region during the 1920s, characterized by severe drought and widespread dust storms
act that established an hourly minimum wage and rules governing overtime pay
institution created by the Glass-Steagall Act to insure bank deposits should a bank fail
law to protect bank customers' money. It separated commercial from investment banks, set up the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and provided for bank oversight through the Federal Reserve.
makeshift towns populated by unemployed and dispossessed Americans, named for President Hoover
created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with the goal of improving housing standards and making financing more attainable for homeowners
act to protect employee rights, including the right to organize and join a union as well as bargain collectively. It also established the National Labor Relations Board.
economic programs, reforms, and regulations implemented during President Franklin Roosevelt's first two terms in office
commission created by the Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act to improve the transparency of the stock market and increase investor trust in the institution
act that established a pension system for elderly Americans, funded through a payroll tax; later expanded to assist other groups, including dependents and the disabled
collapse of the New York Stock Exchange that occurred on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929. Stock prices dropped dramatically.
New Deal program created to enhance the standard of living in the Tennessee River Valley through natural resource planning and flood control
Second New Deal program that employed over 8.5 million Americans from a range of professions, including construction workers, artists, writers, and actors