Roosevelt's 100 Days- Alphabet Agencies

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1. What did the FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) do?

  • $10 million dollars was given to shelters to feed the homeless
  • Roosevelt gave clothes and shelter to the homeless
  • $500 million dollars allocated to help relieve suffering
  • Roosevelt travelled around the country and spoke to those in poverty to find out what they wanted
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2. What did the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) tackle?

  • How to get people to buy crops
  • Rural poverty, unemployment and low crop prices
  • Problems faced by farmers

3. What action did the EBA (Emergency Banking Act) take?

  • Backed 5,000 banks and reassured the American people that their money was safe
  • Backed 10,000 banks
  • Told people that the banks were regaining confidence
  • Regulated the stock market

4. Why was the NIRA (National Industrial Recovery Act) different to other alphabet agencies?

  • Only helped the president and the government
  • Looked at the general economic condition of the USA
  • Focussed on money

5. How did the NIRA (National Industrial Recovery Act) create jobs?

  • Trade unions became involved
  • Set standards on working practices
  • It was an attractive agency that people wanted to be involved in

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