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New Deal & Its Legacy


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National Industrial Recovery Act
as part of the New Deal, a law passed by Congress in 1933 to increase production while boosting wages and prices; it created the national Recovery Administration
Agricultural Adjustment Administration
as part of the new Deal, a federal agency created by Congress in 1933 to help reduce farmers' crop production and restore the prices of their goods to a reasonable level
parity
the price that gives farmers the same purchasing power they had during an earlier, more prosperous time
Civilian Conservation Corps
a work-relief program established in 1933, as part of the First Hundred Days of the New Deal, to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression
right wing
the conservative side of the political spectrum
left wing
the liberal side of the political spectrum
demagogues
a political leader who gains power by appealing to people's emotions and prejudices rather than relying on rational argument
Works Progress Administration
a work-relief organization established in 1939, as part of the new Deal, to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression
Wagner Act
officially the National Labor Relations Act, a law passed by Congress in 1935 to protect workers' right to organize into unions; it created the National Labor Relations Board
Social Security Act
a law passed by Congress in 1935 to established federal programs to offer old age assistance and benefits, unemployment compensation, and aid to needy mothers, children, and the blind.
Mandate
A mandate is the authority granted to a candidate or party to implement its manifesto commitments. The mandate is normally granted by election.
Congress of Industrial Organizations
a labor organization established in 1938 to organize workers by industry rather than by occupation or skill
New Deal Coalition
a political partnership formed during the 1930s among various social and political groups in support of the New Deal, the Democratic Party, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
welfare state
a social system in which the government takes responsibility for the economic well being of its citizens by providing programs and direct assistance
deficit
a government's practice of spending more money than it receives in revenue, the difference being made up by borrowing
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