The New Deal


Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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

· Lesson

· (7:20)

· (Read this introduction before exploring the other links in this discussion.)

· (Explore the links under Sections and Topic for specific New Deal Programs.)

· (Explore the links for primary sources including audio recordings, written narratives, photographs, posters, and music.)

· (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):








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)

Homeowners 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.

Writing Requirements

· Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)

· APA format for in-text citations and list of references