Top 3 Reforms And Relief



#1 The WPA was an important component in employing the unemployed. It provided jobs for many Americans in all lines of work, even going as far as to provide money to artists, musicians, theater people, and writers. It was key to keeping many Americans employed and in the green during the Great Depression.

#2 The Civilian Conservation Corps offered unemployed young men 18-25 years old the opportunity to work under the direction of the forestry service, planting trees, fighting forest fires and building reservoirs.

This was important because it gave $30 a month, and sent $25 of that salary directly to their families. It taught people how to read also, which is important for education purposes.

#3 The SSA (social security act) had a major goal of providing some security for older Americans and unemployed workers. The legislation also provided modest welfare payments to other needy people, including those with disabilities and poor mothers with dependent children.


#1 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provided government insurance for bank deposits up to a certain amount, which was important because it increased public confidence in the banking system. It insured that the money that they put in the bank would be available for withdraw.

#2 NIRA (National Industrial Recovery Administration) Suspended anti-trust laws, and had created better business practices. The NIRA established minimum wage, limited factories to two shifts a day, and shorted workers hours which added more jobs.

#3 AKA the National Labor Relations Board guaranteed workers the right to organize unions and to bargain collectively, which set up the NLRB. The NLRB organized factory elections by secret ballot to determine whether workers wanted a union. They could also investigate corrupt employers. This was important because it offered people confidence that they had a right to work without fear.

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