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  • FDR and the New Deal The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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  • Learning Targets Students will be able to understand the three main purposes of the New Deal Students will be able to identify different New Deal programs and their specific purposes
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  • 1.willing to try something to help economy 2.gathered Brain Trust for advice 3.focus on 3 Rs in legislation: relief (aids people directly, like jobs) recovery (supports/ help industries) reform (creates new laws to fix problems) Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. Roosevelt 1932
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  • Relief
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  • gave jobs to young men, conserved natural resources (parks, roads, ditches, windbreaks, etc.)
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  • Digging Ditches in Montana Illinois CCC advertisement
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  • Pillow created to honor the CCC
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  • direct relief was given to states to help families 3 billion dollars spent by 1935
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  • put people to work building public buildings, roads, and bridges also hired actors, artists, musicians & writers special division for women in nursing and teaching
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  • WPA advertisement to aid women
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  • WPA helped artists, like Diego, create murals and continue his or her craft
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  • White Board Moment! Compare and evaluate the three relief programs. Which one do you think was most effective? Why?
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  • Recovery
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  • helped the valley by controlling floods and making cheap hydroelectric power
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  • TVA workers working on a dam control building
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  • set industry codes for production, wages, prices & working conditions
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  • farmers paid not to grow crops to prevent surpluses
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  • Whiteboard Moment! What symbol did the NRA use, and why did they use it? Create a symbol for the AAA.
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  • Reform
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  • only stable banks were allowed to reopen from the bank holiday
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  • insured savings accounts in govt approved banks
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  • oversees companies that sell stocks to protect the investors
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  • pensions for retired, unemployment insurance, welfare
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  • Whiteboard Moment! Which of the Reform programs do you think was the most important and effective? Find someone in the room with a different choice. Debate your answers. Trade whiteboards. Summarize your partners arguments on their whiteboard.
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  • Journal Reflection Without looking at your notes, write down the three Rs of the New Deal Program. Summarize the purpose of each of the three Rs. Write down one example of a New Deal program for each of the three Rs.