- Created by: Naomigaudenx
- Created on: 25-03-19 12:06
The New Deal 1933
White people took over the jobs previously done by AAs eg Farming
AAs were unemployed and had no source of income - many starved
Roosevelt created the New Deal to stimulate the economy and help the poor.
Roosevelt was not ignorant to the fight for CR
The New Deal set up programmes that had a positive impact on Black lives however had to be careful that legislation did not purposely benefit AAs as he did not want to upset Southern Democrats.
1935 WPA - Works Progress Administation
Employed millions of unskilled men to carry out public work projects eg building roads
550,000 AAs employed, 5,000 AA teachers employed in new schools
Doubled the % of AAs employed
Racial Quarters - A certain % of AAs had to be employed (Government introduction for WPA)
AAA - Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Tried to restore agricultural prosperity.
Gave money to White landowners who kept it from AA workers.
After 1936 cheques made payable…