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The Alphabet Agencies

AAA ­ Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Major New Deal program to restore agricultural prosperity by curtailing farm production,
reducing export surpluses, and raising prices.
The Agricultural Adjustment Act (May 1933) was an omnibus farm-relief bill embodying
the schemes of the major national farm organizations.
It established the Agricultural…

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FHA ­ Federal Housing Administration
Provided jobs on long-term construction projects, and the Civilian Conservation Corps put
2,500,000 young men to work planting or otherwise improving huge tracts of forestland.
For homeowners, the Federal Housing Administration began insuring private
home-improvement loans to middle-income families in 1934; in 1938 it became…

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In U.S. history, New Deal government agency (1933­39) designed to reduce
unemployment and increase purchasing power through the construction of highways and
public buildings.
Authorized by the National Industrial Recovery Act (June 1933), the agency was set up by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the administration of his secretary of…

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