Part 1: Relief Programs

Hopkins  Budget of approximately $3 billion total. started with about $500 million  Gave money directly to states. where it was distributed for use as aid or to fund public works projects  Included the Roosevelt-initiated Civil Works Administration. which created a wide range of temporary jobs . First effort to reduce unemployment rates  Directed by social worker Harry L.

not “make-work” jobs that would serve no real purpose Funds were allotted to states in order to provide direct aid & organize local relief projects CWA replaced by the Emergency Work relief program in 1934 .Adequacy of relief measures 2) Providing work for employable people on the relief rolls 3) Diversification of relief programs. 1) Congress wanted to create real jobs.

Traveling library in Washington .

Restoring murals at Twon Hall. Massachusetts .

Creating artwork for use in public schools in Chicago .

Minnesota.New County Nursery. constructed by the CWA .

A group of women learn the fundamentals of string instruments .

originally allotted about $4. Launched in spring of 1935 – “Second New Deal”  Mission to employ people in ways that would serve a dual purpose – to build skills and benefit the public  Also a Hopkins-directed agency  Budget of approximately $11 billion total.8 billion to start  Federal Project Number One (“Federal One”) .

Federal Art Project. and art researchers Created hundreds of community art centers . art teachers. directed by Holger Cahill Employed people as artists.

but also a variety of jobless whitecollar workers Created the American Guide Series . directed by Henry Alsberg Employed not only professional writers.Federal Writers Project.

directed by Hallie Flanagan Most shows were free of charge Helped introduce 100 new playwrights .Federal Theatre Project.

000 performances per month .Federal Music Project. directed by Nikolai Sokoloff Employed & retrained jobless musicians Presented close to 5.

the agency had 2.500 employees per month Avg. salary = $73. directed by Luther Evans HRS workers compiled state & county records By 1938.00 montly .Historical Records Survey.

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