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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 page.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. 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.

  • True or False?

2. In the 1932, what was the percentage of voters did Franklin D. Roosevelt get?

  • 57%
  • 54%
  • 49%

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 it created?

  • 1930
  • 1933
  • 1936

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
  • Prohibition
  • 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.

  • True or False?

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 become?

  • Civilian Conservation Corps
  • American Community Workers
  • Working For America

10. What ended The Great Depression?

  • World War Two
  • Higher Taxes
  • Lower Taxes

The New Deal
(Answers)

  1. True
  2. 57%
  3. 1933
  4. Tennessee Valley Authority
  5. Prohibition
  6. Public Works Administration (PWA)
  7. True
  8. Social Security Act
  9. Civilian Conservation Corps
  10. World War Two

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