The Great Depression - Second New Deal
1. What was the New Deal?
a. A recovery program for Europe after WW2
b. A new U.S. Constitution
c. A number of laws and government programs
d. A new political party
e. A new way to finance homes
2. Who was president during the New Deal?
a. Franklin Roosevelt
b. John F. Kennedy
c. George Bush
d. Dwight Eisenhower
e. Herbert Hoover
3. Why was there a Second New Deal?
a. Because the First New Deal worked great
b. Because the First New Deal did not work
c. To slow down the economy
d. To decrease wages
e. The president was bored
4. What act was passed to assist the elderly in retirement?
a. Housing Act
b. Labor Relations Act
c. Fair Labor Standards Act
d. Banking Act
e. Social Security Act
5. What was the original minimum wage per hour set by the Fair Labor Standards Act?
a. 10 cents
b. 25 cents
c. 50 cents
d. 1 dollar
e. 2 dollars
6. True or False: All politicians and economists agree that the New Deal ended the Great Depression.
7. What did the Works Progress Administration do?
a. Hired unemployed workers
b. Built roads
c. Built schools
d. Built parks
e. All of the above
8. Who pays the Social Security tax?
a. Just the Employee
b. Just the Employer
c. Employee and employer
9. What agency tore down slums and built new housing for the homeless?
a. Social Security Administration
c. Works Progress Administration
d. United States Housing Authority
e. Department of Defense
10. True or false: The New Deal still has an impact on the United States today.
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