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Are You Familiar with the New Deal?
The Great Depression
"In order to find a way out of the Great Depression, the Roosevelt administration, amid much disagreement and controversy, brought in the New Deal. How much do you know about it?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the "mind" behind the New Deal, won the presidential election in 1932 against which president (who had governed between 1929 and 1933)?
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt belonged to which political party?
This was one of Roosevelt's first promises to the American people?
"Action, and action now."
"It is time to replace the present corruption, lawlessness and hypocrisy with honesty."
"Every American home should have two cars in the garage and a chicken in the pot."
"Prosperity is just around the corner."
Roosevelt was indeed a smart man, but he didn't come up with the programme for the New Deal all by himself. He worked with a panel of experts. What was it called?
the Great Bunch
the Brain Trust
the Smart Trust
the Big Bunch
The New Deal program had three main aims, which were what?
Relief, Recovery, Reform
Power, Protection, Prohibition
Relief, Empowerment, Economic Boom
Pauperisation, Unemployment, Crisis
Roosevelt, first of all, closed all the banks for a ten-day holiday. He wanted to rescue the banks.
In 1933 Roosevelt set up the first of a series of government agencies, which were the means of his New Deal, designed to give the American people support. Since their names were often not very short, they quickly became know as ...?
In 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established as a temporary emergency measure. In 1935 it was in effect replaced by a much larger program, which lasted till into the World War II. What was this latter program called?
Federal Employment Administration
Civilian Credit Corps
Right to Work Program
Works Progress Administration
The CCC gave the young men working in its camps a wage of $2 per day.
What was the purpose of the agency named HOLC?
It helped single mothers take care of their children with a monetary aid
It loaned money to people who risked losing their homes
It created public works of real and lasting value ( people were employed to build bridges, dams etc)
It established fixed pensions for the elderly
What is the name of the agency which was set up to develop the Tennessee Valley, a really poverty-stricken area?
(One Word (use the initials, with no dots))
The Wagner Act of 1935 gave more power to what?
The Civilian Works Administration (CWA) created as many jobs as possible. Many of them were really useless, and were called "boondoggles". Which of these is an example of a "boondoggle"?
reading out newspapers for children to hear
none of them
researching the history of the safety pin
sitting on benches in parks to make sure they were safe
What was the symbol of the NRA, the National Recovery Administration, which helped industries to flourish again?
the Blue Eagle
the Black Hawk
the Blue Swan
the Black Robin
Not all of the USA saw the New Deal as a positive influence and method to get the country out of the Great Depression. Some extremely influential characters in American society did not support the New Deal. Who were they?
All of these
The Big Businessmen
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