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highly infectious disease that causes inflammation of the nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord, leading to paralysis
A monetary system in which paper money and coins are equal to the value of a certain amount of gold
Presidential closing of banks four days during the Great Depression to help recover
A government program that created large amounts of jobs aimed at ending the Great Depression.
first hundred days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency
Civilian Conservation Corps
A New Deal agency that completed many conservation projects.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President - He implemented the New Deal programs to help the nation out of the Great Depression, and he was the nation's leader during most of WWII
Outraged by the barring of Marian Anderson, this woman resigned from the DAR in protest
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Insures savings accounts in banks approved by the government.
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC)
provides farmers with available and affordable coverage against unavoidable perils, such as drought, insects, disease, excess rain, and hail
Federal Housing Administration (FHA),
A federal agency established in 1943 to increase home ownership by providing an insurance program to safeguard the lender against the risk of nonpayment. Currently part of HUD.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
A relief, recovery, and reform effort that gave 2.5 million poor citizens jobs and land. It brought cheap electric power, low-cost housing, cheap nitrates, and the restoration of eroded soil.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
monitors the stock market and enforces laws regulating the sale of stocks and bonds