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Title: Alphabet Soup Author: Cheney Last modified by: Cheney Created Date: 1/19/2007 2:19:38 AM Document presentation format: On-screen Show Company – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: FDR


1
FDRs New Deal
  • Costs and Benefits of Programs

2
Alphabet Soup Programs
  • AAA SSA CCC
  • WPA TVA
  • REA

3
Benefits of Alphabet Agencies
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)
  • Subsidies to farmers to grow fewer crops and
    livestock
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA)
  • Employed teachers, writers, artists to bring the
    arts to the public
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Provided pension to elderly and disabled so
    younger generation could work
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
  • Preserved nature through state and national parks
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • Employed civilians
  • Dammed Tennessee River for electricity

4
Costs of Alphabet Agencies
  • Government expanded permanently
  • Dependency on government
  • People depended on the government for income
  • Money
  • Spending money that wasnt there resulted in
    budget deficits
  • Costs future generations via taxes

5
Some Agencies Are Shutdown
  • FDR tried to Pack the Supreme Court
  • Tried to appoint 3 more justices
  • See the Upcoming Political Cartoons
  • What type of justices do you think he was trying
    to appoint?
  • Was this justified?

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