1.1 1935 - The rich said Roosevelt
was doing too much and others
said he was doing too little
1.2 USA was recovering slower than
other countries effected in Europe
1.3 Tuesday 14th May 1935, Roosevelt met
with a group of Senators. They persuaded
him to take radical steps to help America.
1.4 June 14th, FDR met with congress and
pushed a range of laws to be passed. This
is known as the Second New Deal!
2 The Second New Deal Agencies
2.1 The Wagner Act (WA)
2.1.1 For Employees of Large Companies. This
forced employers to allow trade unions to
negotiate better pay & conditions.
2.2 The Social Security Act (SSA)
2.2.1 For the Elderly, Unemployed and Disabled. Set up a
national insurance scheme which gave old age pensions,
unemployed benefits and financial support. It was funded by
contributions from workers, employers & the government.
2.3 The Works Progress Administration (WPA)
2.3.1 Gave work to the unemployed & unskilled workers. This replaces the
PWA. Aimed to find emergency short-term employment for unskilled
workers. It helped 8 million people in 8 years.
2.4 The Resettlement Administration (RA)
2.4.1 This helped Farmers and replaced the AAA. It purchased equipment
for them and resettled some on land owned by the RA. Grants were
given to the farmers. The RA helped over 500,000 families.