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2. Men aged 16-25 given 6 mths work. They had to send most of their pay home to parents/wives. By 1940 2 million joined.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Public Works Administration
  • Agricultural Adjustment Agency

3. Set minimum wages and a maximum 8-hour day. Trade unions were encouraged. This tried to improve workers’ pay + conditions.

  • Home Owners’ Loan Corporation
  • National Recovery Act
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

4. Government advised farmers to prevent overproduction (keeping fields empty)  this raised prices + increased incomes. AAA helped farmers modernise + rebuild their businesses. Farmers became more organised.

  • National Recovery Act
  • Agricultural Adjustment Agency
  • National Industrial Recovery Act

5. The government declared a bank holiday. When the banks reopened 8 days later the government officially backed 5000 banks, reassuring the public that their money was safe.

  • Federal Emergency Relief Administration
  • Emergency Banking Act
  • Securities Exchange Act


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