Money to states for direct payments or wages on work projects, direct aid to unemployed, public works.
Provided temporary jobs during the winter – “boondoggling,” trivial tasks.
Navigation, flood control, electricity, and economic development in the TV; first public competition with private power companies.
Stabilize real estate and refinance urban mortgage debt.
Part of Unemployment Relief Act; employed 3 million men in government camps. (FDR’s fave!)
Construction of public works to provide employment, welfare, and stabilize purchasing power; created Grand Coulee Dam, Triborough Bridge, etc.
Designed to assist industry, labor, and the unemployed; individual industries had to work out codes of “fair competition,” and labor workers guaranteed the right to organize and bargain collectively.
Part of Glass-Steagall Act; insured deposits up to $5,000, eliminated bank failure.
Gave money to farmers to meet their mortgages, education programs, paid farmers not to farm (to reduce the surplus).
Continued conservation payments, gave farmers a better share of the national income.
Stimulate the building industry through small loans to householders; improve housing standards; insure mortgages.
Stock watchdog agency to restrict margin buying.
Employed millions in construction and other jobs; provided work in arts, theatre, and literature projects.
Enforced the provisions of the Wagner Act.
Part-time employment to more than 2 million college/high school students; headed by Mary McLeod Bethune.
Encouraged farmers to join cooperatives to bring electricity to farms.
Provided pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to blind, deaf, disabled, and dependent children. (FDR’s direct response to critics.)
Sought to bolster prices, created the NRA and PWA.
Loaned more than $1 million to farmers and set up camps for tenant farmers; replaced Resettlement Administration.
Established the FDIC to insure bank deposits and prevent bank failures.
Legalized union practices (collective bargaining), outlawed spying on union activities and blacklisting, and created the NLRB.
Made possible suspension of mortgage foreclosures for five years.
*VOIDED by the Supreme Court.
Banned child labor, established a minimum wage for all workers covered under the act.
Authorized the government to inspect the financial health of all banks.
Put an end to the supergrowth of corporations created by public utility holding companies, expect where “economically needful.”
Withdrew acreage from production by paying farmers to plant soil-conserving crops or to let their land lie fallow – emphasis on conservation. (Reaction to the SC when the declared the AAA unconstitutional.)
Ended the sale of tribal lands (begun under the Dawes Act) and helped restore some land to Indian owners; encouraged tribes to restore local tradition and self-government.