Controversy 2 - How successful was the New Deal up to the year 1941?

What is the traditional view?
The New Deal was positive
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What is the revisionist view?
The New Deal failed to bring about recovery
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What is the post-revisionist view?
The New Deal had successes and fialures
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What is the new left view?
The New Deal was a wasted opportunity for radical change
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What does FERA stand for?
Federal Emergency Relief Administration
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What did FERA do?
It gives £500 million to all 48 states as well as setting up soup kitchens
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What did Oregon's Governor Martin say about the needy?
The needy need to be put to death
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When did FERA close and how much did it spend?
1935 and $40 billion
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What is the EBA?
Emergency Banking Act shut all the banks for a bank holiday and evaluated which could open again
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What was the Glass-Steagall Act?
It prevented commercial banks from taking part in investment banking
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What is SEC an acronym for?
Securities and Exchange Comission
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What did the SEC do?
It made a down-payment of 50-60% mandatory for buying shares
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What does the CCC stand for?
Civilian Conservation Core
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What was the age range for men to join the CCC?
18-25
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What was special about the payment of the CCC?
They were paid $30 but $25 went back to the families
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How many tress did the CCC plant?
3 billion
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What was the thing different about the CC compared to the other Alphabet Agencies?
It prepared the boys for war
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What was an issue with the CCC?
Segregation was rife
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What does the WPA stand for?
Works Project Administartion
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What was special about WPA?
It aimed to give work to people with little/no jobs
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Examples of boondoggle jobs (a job with no importance) would be...
Scaring pigeons and writing an essay on the history of the paperclip
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Who ran the WPA?
Harry Hopkins
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What did the WPA's leader say about supporting the artists, writers and actors?
"Hell! They've got to eat just like other people"
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How many public buildings did the WPA build?
125,000
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What does the PWA stand for?
Public Works Administartion
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What was built by the PWA?
LaGuardia
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How did PWA differ from the WPA?
It only hierd skilled workers
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What does AAA stand for?
Agrcultural Adjustment Agency
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Who didn't the AAA help?
Sharecroppers
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When did the Supreme Court delcare unconsitutional?
1936
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What does the TVA stand for?
Tennessee Valley Authority
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How many people are empoyed by the TVA in 2016?
27,000
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How many southern states does the TVA go across?
7
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Before the Act, how many people had electricity at most?
3%
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How many damns, which produced hydroelectirc power, were bulit under the TVA?
20
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By making electricity cheaper, how many houses had electricirty?
70%
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What did easy plutoinim production mean?
They could make nuclear bombs that were later used in the Manhatten Project
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What was the main form of African-American discrimination within the TVA?
A model town for whites only
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What was the TVA labelled?
Communist
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What does the NRA stand for?
National Recovery Act
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What was displayed with busnisses who adoptred the NRA codes?
A blue egale and the quote "we do our part"
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What did the NRA establish?
The Wagner Act
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How many houses were built under the New Deal?
180,000
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Under the Economy Act, how much were military contracts cut by?
25%
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How many women in proffesional jobs were there in the 1930's?
12.3%
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How many Native-Americans did the CC recruit?
12,000
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What was the unemployment rate in 1936?
16%
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In 1936, what had farm prices risen to?
66%
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In 1936, what had farm income risen to?
50%
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How could the Third New Deal of 1937-39 be described?
Stagnant
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What is the revisionist view?

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The New Deal failed to bring about recovery

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What is the post-revisionist view?

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What is the new left view?

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What does FERA stand for?

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