PROJECT: NEW DEAL PROGRAMS
Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal created a variety of Federal agencies and programs that were designed to address the effects of the Great Depression. For this project, you’ll research some of the programs of the New Deal.
Explain how the New Deal addressed the problems of the Great Depression.
Select three programs of the New Deal. Write about the three programs in an essay of 300 words.. Be sure to answer the following questions about each program:
What was the purpose of the program? How was it supposed to counter the effects of the Depression?
Did the program target a particular group of people in society?
How successful was the program at bringing about relief and recovery?
What were the main weaknesses of the program?
Did the program attract any opposition? Why?
Here are some examples of New Deal programs:
Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA);
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC);
Civil Works Administration (CWA);
Federal Housing Administration (FHA);
National Youth Administration (NYA);
Rural Electrification Administration (REA);
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA);
Works Progress Administration (WPA).