The New Deal
The New Deal helped American people through Relief, Recovery, and Reform programs. The New Deal was a series of programs passed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help get the American people out of the Great Depression.
The first type of the New Deal was relief. Relief programs were programs to help the country and the people immediately. For example, the CCC, or the Civilian Conservation Corps gave jobs to the American people. It gave single men ages 18-25 jobs that would help conserve our natural resources. Another relief program in the New Deal was the FCA, or the Farm Credit Administration. It provided money for farmers who were struggling after the depression. The FERA or the Federal Emergency Relief Administration was also a relief program in the New Deal. It gave money to state and local governments to help unemployment. It also supported nearly five million households each month and funded 1000’s of work projects. The CWA or the Civil Works Administration also provided relief for the American people. It hired nearly four million people and helped our community by giving people jobs that will be helpful to the people. Such jobs included: construction of airports, parks, schools, and roads.
The next type of program in the New Deal was recovery. Recovery programs were programs that helped provide people with temporary help. An example of recovery would be the AAA, or the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. This program paid cotton farmers money to make less. That may sound like a bad idea, but it worked. Since the depression happened, farmers produced more than needed, creating a surplus. With the farmers now producing less, the agricultural prices would rise giving the farmers enough money to live. The NRA or the NIRA, the National Recovery Administration/ the National Industrial Recovery Act also helped our country recover. If you supported the NRA, then you supported giving your...