The New Deal
What do you know about the The New
Deal? Try this US History Made Easy Quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of
The New Deal represented a significant shift in political and domestic
policy in the U.S., with its more lasting changes being increased federal
government control over the economy and money supply, intervention to
control prices and agricultural production. This was the beginning of
complex social programs and wider acceptance of trade unions. The effects
of the New Deal still remain a source of controversy and debate among
economists and historians.
2. In the 1932, what was the percentage of voters did Franklin D.
3. Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in
June, which insured deposits for up to $5,000. The establishment of the
FDIC virtually ended the era of "runs" on banks. What year was
4. In 1933, the Administration launched a project involving dam
construction planning on an unprecedented scale in order to curb flooding,
generate electricity, and modernize the very poor farms in regions of the
Southern United States. What was the project known as?
- Appalachian Authority
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- Corps of Engineers
5. Roosevelt got the repeal of the 18th amendment to the Constitution.
What was the amendment known as?
- Freedom Act
- Time and Space
6. To prime the pump and cut unemployment, the National Industrial
Recovery Act created a major program of public works. From 1933 to 1935 it
spent $3.3 billion with private companies to build 34,599 projects, many
of them quite large. What was it known as?
- Public Works Administration (PWA)
- Recovery Works of America (RWA)
- American Recovery Administration (ARA)
7. On May 27, 1935, the National Recovery Administration was found to
be unconstitutional by a unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in
the case of Schechter v. United States.
8. What was the most important program of 1935, and perhaps the New
Deal as a whole, which established a system of universal retirement
pensions, unemployment insurance, and welfare benefits for poor families
and the handicapped?
- Social Security Act
- American Welfare League
- Urban and Rural League
9. Roosevelt proposed conservation work as unemployment relief during
the 1932 presidential campaign. Senate Bill 5.598, the Emergency
Conservation Work Act; was signed into law on March 31, 1933. What did it
- Civilian Conservation Corps
- American Community Workers
- Working For America
10. What ended The Great Depression?
- World War Two
- Higher Taxes
- Lower Taxes