Great Depression/ New Deal

  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The Roaring Twenties, was the decade that led up to the Crash. It was a time of wealth and success. Black Tuesday is also known as the Great Crash.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    Also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to the prarie lands. It was caused by a severe drought. There wasn't any way to hold the soil down so the wind blew it all away causing a giant "dust bowl".
  • Hawley – Smoot Tariff

    Hawley – Smoot Tariff
    The act was sponsored by United States Senator Reed Smoot and Rep. Willis C. Hawley.It was enacted by the 71st U.S. Congress. It raised US tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    It establishes the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices.The 20th Amendment was ratified on January 23, 1933. It was passed by congress March 2, 1932.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

    Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
    It provides navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley. The TVA's service area covers most of Tennessee. The corporation was created by the congressional charter in May 1933.
  • NRA

    The goal was to eliminate "cut-throat competition". It was established by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt.The NRA, symbolized by the Blue Eagle (a blue-colored example of the American thunderbird) was known with workers.
  • FDIC

    It was created by the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933. It provides deposit insurance, which guarantees the safety of deposits in member banks, originally up to 5,000.It also looks over certain financial institutions for safety and soundness.
  • SEC

    Its a federal agency. SEC holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry.SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, along with many others.
  • Wagner Act

    Wagner Act
    It was originally called The National Labor Relations Act until Robert F. Wagner. It is a law that limits the means with which employers may react to workers in the private sector who create labor unions. FDR signs the act on July 9, 1935.
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    It refers to the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.It's funded through payroll taxes called Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax (FICA).
  • Court Packing

    Court Packing
    It was FDR's attempt to expand the membership of the Supreme Court so that he could nominate justices who would uphold the constitution's New Deal. Basicly FDR wanted new supreme justices everytime they were doubting him.
  • WPA

    It employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects. It included the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.