Week 6 Discussion 1: The New Deal

Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 24 (Section 24.4), 25, 26

· Lesson

· Link (video):  A New Deal: Part 5 (Links to an external site.)  (7:20)

· Link (website):  New Deal Programs: Selected Library of Congress Resources: Introduction (Links to an external site.)  (Read this introduction before exploring the other links in this discussion.)

· Link (website):  New Deal Programs: Selected Library of Congress Resources (Links to an external site.)  (Explore the links under Sections and Topic for specific New Deal Programs.)

· Link (website):  New Deal Programs: Selected Library of Congress Resources: Digitized Materials (Links to an external site.)  (Explore the links for primary sources including audio recordings, written narratives, photographs, posters, and music.)

· Link (website):  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal (Links to an external site.)  (Review the documents and interviews on this site.)

· Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to noted resources)

Initial Post Instructions: For the initial post, pick two (2) of the following (any program and/or act of the New Deal):

Programs Acts
Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

Public Works Administration (PWA)

Civil Works Administration (CWA)

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Farm Security Administration (FSA)

Emergency Banking Relief Act

Economy Act

Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)

Tennessee Valley Authority Act (TVA)

National Employment System Act (Wagner-Peyser Act)

Home Owners Loan Act

National Industrial Recovery Act (NIA)

Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act)

Securities & Exchange Act

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act

Resettlement Administration (RA)

Rural Electrification Administration (REA)

National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act)

Social Security Act

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Reflecting over the weekly reading and lesson video The New Deal Coalition (also linked in the Required Resources), address the following for your selections:

· Consider workers, immigrants, and African Americans. Explain how minorities were represented by the New Deal.

· Analyze to what extent you think that the New Deal effectively ended the Great Depression and restored the economy.

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