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Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal
ALlphabet Soup - Photograph Collage

The photos below depict the effects of several of the New Deal "alphabet soup" acts and agencies; the CCC, the PWA, the FSA, and the WPA. From what you can tell from the photos, how did these agencies improve people's lives? Do you think that these programs spent their federal funds wisely? Why or why not?

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CCC swimming pool

Swimming Pool Created by the Civilian Conservation Corps Dam

public housing

Public Works Administration Housing Project, Omaha, Nebraska

row shelters

Row Shelters, Robstown, Texas

lineup of workers

Lineup of Works Progress Administration Workers, Cairo, Illinois


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