Ch. 15 U.S. Test
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Ch. 15 U.S. Test
Chapter History FDR
Chapter 15, U.S. History FDR
Governor of New York who became president in 1933.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR's overall plan and program to solve the problems of the Great Depression Era.
The 1933 law that established the federal deposit Insurance corporation to protect individuals' bank accounts.
A law enacted in 1933, that required corporations to provide complete, accurate information on all stock offerings.
Term for spending more money than the government has or revenues.
Wanted presidency for himself, and wanted a system where everyone received something.
President Roosevelt's choice for secretary of labor, who was also the
first female cabinet member
Educator who promoted opportunities for young blacks and organized the "Black Cabinet" to advise Roosevelt.
Mary McLeod Bethune
Commissioner of Indian affairs, helped create the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.
An alliance of diverse groups--including southern whites, African Americans, and unionized workers--who supported the policies of the Democratic party in the 1930s and 1940s.
New Deal Coalition
Union of workers in the steel and auto industries, which the AFL expelled in 1938; became in AFL-CIO in 1955.
Congress of Industrial Organizations
The most famous film of the era in 1939. Offered an escape from the hard realities of the depression.
Gone with the Wind
Pioneering entertainer, actor, and director, who created "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in 1938.
American painter whose work includes the famous painting American Gothic.
The African-American author of Native Son (1940)
An novel by John Steinbeck, published in 1939; that deals with a family of Oklahomans who leave the Dust Bowl for CA.
The Grapes of Wrath
A Government-supported level for the prices of agricultural products, intended to keep farmers' income steady.
Period of intense activity after FDR's election.
The Hundred Days
Photographer who documented American life during the Great Depression and the era of the New Deal.
Vote of confidence for FDR
Election of 1936
Was a change in government policy that moved away from assimilation and led to autonomy.
Indian Reorganization Act
Program provided jobs for single males on conservation projects.
CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)
Provided pension for retired workers and aided their spouses.
Quickly created as many jobs as possible--from construction jobs to positions in symphony orchestras.
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Established a minimum hourly wage and maximum # of hours. Set rules for teenagers.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Defined unfair labor practices and established the National Labor Relations
Provided training for unemployed young people and part-time jobs for needy students.
National Youth Administration (NYA)
Protected bank deposits up to $5,000 and today up to $100,000.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Supervised the stock market and eliminated dishonest practices.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Aided farmers and regulated crop production.
Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
Program harnessed water power to generate electricity to midwest state.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)