The First 100 Days
Roosevelt had no grand strategy to fix the Depression. He was a bold experimenter. FDR liked to examine an idea and evaluate it on its philosophical merits. The details could be negotiated later. If it worked, fine. If not, he was more than willing to start over with a new plan. He surrounded himself with competent advisors, and delegated authority with discretion and confidence. As a master of the radio, his confidence was contagious among the American populace.
Before his first term expired, Roosevelt signed legislation aimed at fixing banks and the stock market. He approved plans to aid the unemployed and the nations farmers. He began housing initiatives and ventures into public-owned electric power. New Deal programs aided industrialists and laborers alike. His friends and enemies grew with every act he signed into law.
- How many major laws were passed during Roosevelt's First 100 Days? _____+ _____ = _____
- Which New Deal agency protected bank deposits up to $5000? _____ + _____ + _____ + _____ = _____
- Which New Deal agency, set minimum wages, maximum working hours, & minimum prices at which goods could be sold. _____ + _____ + _____ = _____
- Under which New Deal program did the government pay farmers subsidies not to plant part of their land? _____ + _____ + _____ = _____
- Under which New Deal program did single white men work on soil erosion, flood control, and similar projects? _____ + _____ + _____ = _____
- Which New Deal agency was created to regulate the stock market and eliminate dishonest practices? _____ + _____ + _____ = _____
- Which New Deal program was established to build dams on the Tennessee River? _____ + _____ + _____ = _____