Unemployment Relief

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The year of 1932 was rough for the unemployed people of America and relief was struggling within the states, so the federal government and other were begged to help put an end to the problem and pull the country out of the recession. This event in history was important to overcome to recover for a stable economy and give people the chance to have jobs so they can fulfill their “American Dream” Unemployment relief was a huge complication in 1932 and present day America has learned from the mistakes made by the government during this event. The federal government hadn 't accomplished anything to assist with unemployment relief causing the unemployed to threaten a revolt in Washington D.C. The article “Job Aid Held Vital to Prevent Revolt,”…show more content…
Local governments then looked to borrow money but it became very costly and eventually impossible to do. The federal government didn 't do a whole lot until around 1931. Bills were passed by the federal government to provide grants and loans to states to attempt to help with unemployment. Lots of people were unable to get jobs and have an income requiring them to sell everything they owned just to get money to buy food. An attempt to fix this was proposed by Harvey D. Gibson. “He appealed to the public to contribute generously to the ‘share-a-meal’ campaign…” Basically the governments weren 't able to do a whole lot for the unemployed because even they were losing jobs and had very little money to work with. Unemployment was not an easy thing to fix and the depression continued to get worse until World War 2. A convention was held in Detroit and the League of Women Voters were present to urge job aid. They were trying to also help get the federal government to help with job aid. At this conference they demanded that all governments need to realize that they are failing at unemployment relief. The fact that this women 's rights group was now stressing job aid and took their focus off of the women 's rights shows how important it was too find a solution to unemployment. Cities were falling apart…show more content…
Hoover used Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) to offer work relief to unskilled people. It provided labor on government projects for the unemployed. Unemployment relief was the biggest factor in the growth of the federal government budget. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was the main relief program during this time producing many jobs to the unemployed. Federal Relief programs caused less people working for private companies. It is said that federal relief redistributed wealth to those without a job and no income. Unemployment relief was taken care of pretty well by the FERA but not everyone benefited due to the amount of people in the U.S. were unemployed during this time. The Social Security Act of 1935 was then put out to aid people even more. The government was focusing even more on unemployment relief now to bring back the country. Many organizations and many bills were created to help and aid the unemployed with jobs and basic needs. Unemployment relief was the biggest factor in the growth of the federal government budget. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was the main relief program during this time producing many jobs to the unemployed. Federal Relief programs caused less people working for private companies. It is said that federal relief redistributed wealth to those without a job and no income. Unemployment relief was taken care of pretty well by the FERA but not everyone benefited due to the amount of people in the U.S. were
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