New Deal Agencies

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The New Deals Agencies were signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to help the American people during the Great Depression. The Works Progress Admission, The Tennessee Valley Authority, The Social Security Act, and Agricultural Adjustment Act were just some of The New Deal Agencies that were signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The main purpose of having The New Deals were to help the American people that were struggling during this time during American history. The Works Progress Admission was an emergency relief program signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930’s, during The Great Depression to employ the unemployed American people. The works Progress Admission helped give jobs to over 8 million…show more content…
The states that were really affected by this Act were most of Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. One of the reasons for The Tennessee Valley Authority Act was formed were to provide electricity to the rural areas that didn’t have any electrical power. “The Congress, in adopting the TVA Act of 1933, laid down a definite policy to govern the Authority in disposing of this surplus power. To secure the widest use of this surplus power, especially in homes and on farms, Congress if in the sale of electricity, public agencies, States, counties, municipalities, and cooperate organizations were to be given priority” (1). The Act also helped created dams to control flooding and conserve forest lands. The first dam to be built during the Tennessee Valley Authority, was called the “Norris Dam” and then another 15 total dams followed that one. With the creations of the dams there became more job opportunities for the unemployed people that needed jobs. With the 16 dams were built it employed jobs to 40,000 jobs for each dam that was being built. The dams not only provided jobs but it provided electricity for surrounding businesses. From 1933 to 1944 the Act was actually able to build the 16 dams and one steam plant. I do agree with the Tennessee Valley Act and the president’s decision to sign the act because it helped with so many things during the…show more content…
The Act was signed and placed into the law on August 14, 1935 to help the American people, it is one of the truly most important law-based accomplishments in United States history. "This law represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means completed” (3). This Act gave unemployment insurance, old-age insurance, and means-tested welfare programs. The Great Depression was clearly a helping force for the Social Security Act of 1935, and some of its legal rules, and food and supplies were meant to offer immediate relief to families. The final New Deal Act that will be discussed is the Agricultural Adjustment Act. The Agricultural Adjustment Act was to help farmers by reducing production of crops, and in so doing, raising farm prices and encouraging more branched out farming. Its main purpose was to reduce crop surplus and effectively raise the value of all crops. The AAA controlled the supply of seven basic crops which included corn, wheat, cotton, rice, peanuts,
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