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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

USMC (United States Maritime Commission) Merchant Marine Act of 1936 (49 Stat.  91985), approved June 29, 1936                     merged the U.S. Shipping Board Bureau of the Department of Commerce and the … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

REA Rural Electrification Administration  The Rural Electrification Administration was created by Executive Order 7037 of May 11 under authority of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved April 8, 1935, (49 Stat. 115). Before the onset of the New … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

AAA Agricultural Adjustment Agency/ Agricultural Adjustment Act 1933-1936, 1938-. NARA RG145.2, 145.3 The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was passed in 1933 under the premise that low farm prices resulted from overproduction. The governments aim was to stimulate farm prices by … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

NRA (National Recovery Administration/ National Industrial Recovery Act) 1933- 1936            (declared unconstitutional 1935). The mission of the NRA was to draw up trade codes of fair competition, to set up a managed economy by relieving … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup – Records of the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle CCC – Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942. NARA RG35 The Civilian Conservation Corps was created to provide employment and vocational training for needy young men through work in the conservation and development of natural resources. 2.5 million young … Continue reading

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