United States History
Question of the Day
Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover
on Inauguration Day, March 1933
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)
When Franklin Roosevelt became president in March 1933, he pledged a "New Deal" for the American people. Which of the following New Deal programs is incorrectly matched with its description?
(A) Agricultural Adjustment Administration--attempted to boost farm income by providing subsidies to reduce production
(B) Civilian Conservation Corps--put boys to work in mostly rural construction programs
(C) National Recovery Administration--set up codes of fair competition and established minimum wages
(D) Security and Exchange Commission--allowed workers to join unions and outlawed union-busting tactics by management.
(E) Works Progress Administration--provided public jobs to many, including actors, artists, and authors