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The New Deal Quiz

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The New Deal was the brainchild of what American president?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Calvin Coolidge
Theodore Roosevelt

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The New Deal was thought up as a solution to try and bring America out of what infamous period of economic decline?
The Great Recession
The Great Depression
The Panic of 1873
The Bust of 1975

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What infamous day in 1929 signaled the start of the Great Depression that the New Deal tried to combat?
Yellow Wednesday
Blue Sunday
Red Friday
Black Tuesday

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The name the New Deal was a reference to what slew of social programs pursued by President Theodore Roosevelt?
The Square Deal
The High Deal
The Old Deal
The Fair Deal

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One of the first economic matters the New Deal had to solve was helping banks survive times where many people withdrew all of their money at the same time. What is the name for such occurrences?
Raids on the banks
Runs on the banks
Robber trains
Bonanza parties

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Runs on banks were tempered by the establishment of what New Deal organization that would provide insurance to funds held by banks?
The Preventative Measure of Economic Loss
The Roosevelt Corollary
The National Safeguard Against Financial Closure
The Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation

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Many people of the time blamed the start of the Depression on what man who president directly before F.D.R.?
Herbert Hoover
Warren G. Harding
Woodrow Wilson
Calvin Coolidge

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While New Deal policies tried to stabilize the American economy, many homeless people had to congregate in what types of shanty towns that were nicknamed after Herbert Hoover?
Herb's Points
Hoovertopias
Hoovervilles
Herbert Towns

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What New Deal organization concerned itself with employing laborers on temporary public works projects?
The Rebuild America Initiative
The Volunteer Support Program
The Works Progress Administration
The Green Thumbs Employment Service

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One of the major accomplishments by New Deal laborers is what famous dam that sits near the border of Arizona and Nevada?
The Roosevelt Dam
The Lincoln Dam
The Hoover Dam
The Grant Dam

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What New Deal organization provided students with work and study opportunities to broaden their skillsets before they graduated?
The American Early Education Initiative
The Young Patriots' Program
Jobs for Juniors
The National Youth Administration

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F.D.R. impressed people during his first period in office since he famously met with Congress how many days in a row to try and formulate economic strategies?
20 days
100 days
200 days
300 days

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From 1933 to 1945, Frances Perkins acted in what cabinet position as she aided F.D.R. with the New Deal?
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Economics
Secretary of Commerce

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his allies were members of what political party that came into power on the promise of the New Deal?
The Republican Party
The Green Party
The Democratic Party
The Bull Moose Party

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What radical New Deal program paid money to retired people from a fund that workers would pay for throughout their careers?
Provisions for Retired Persons
Slush funds
Social Security
Roth Funds

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In its initial stages, the New Deal tried to balance liberal and conservative ideas to fix the economy. One of the more conservative aspects of the initial New Deal was what 1933 piece of legislature that cut government salaries and veterans' benefits to try and lessen the deficit?
The Great Deal Act of 1933
The Civil Economics Act of 1933
The Economy Act of 1933
The Staunching Act of 1933

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What famous Louisiana governor known as The Kingfish acted as one of the New Deal's most vocal opponents until his assassination in 1935?
Randall Thorpe
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Oliver Newsom
Huey Long

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Another controversial element of the New Deal was what piece of policy that protected collective bargaining for unions and sought to enforce fair pay for workers?
The Smoot-Hawley Tariff
The Roosevelt-Taft Protection
The Employee Benefits Plan
The National Industrial Recovery Act

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One of the things F.D.R. became famous for during the New Deal era was his practice of delivering radio broadcasts directly to the American public. What was the collective name for this series of casual broadcasts?
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The Words of Good Tidings
The Washington Addresses
The White House Broadcasts
The Fireside Chats

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To protect his New Deal policies in 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt attempted to place five more Justices on the Supreme Court. What is the name for such a tactic in American politics?
Packing the court
Pumping the court
Protecting the court
Persecuting the court

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Early into the New Deal, F.D.R. passed the Emergency Banking Act that did which of the following?
Created the National Bank of the United States.
Declared a four-day banking holiday.
Gave the federal government fifty-percent ownership in all banks.
Guaranteed unlimited funds to every bank in the U.S.A.

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What 1938 piece of New Deal legislation established America's first federal minimum wage?
The American Protections Act
The Fair Lanor Standards Act
The Employee Benefits Measure
The Civil Workers' Compensation Act

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Not adjusted for inflation, what was the first minimum hourly wage established by the government?
25 cents
1 dollar
3 dollars
4 dollars

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New Deal laborers built what tunnel that connects New York and New Jersey by going beneath the Hudson River?
The Jefferson Tunnel
The Roosevelt Tunnel
The Lincoln Tunnel
The Washington Tunnel

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What "First Lady of the Struggle" became a trusted advisor of F.D.R. during the New Deal as she informed him what Black Americans needed to get back on their feet?
Mary McLeod Bethune
Alexandria Cosgrove
Lisa Schrutte Dubland
Olivia Fernes Ulner

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What is the name of the New Deal project which employed American artists and designers to aid in beautifying federal spaces and keeping up the morale of the American nation?
The Marigold Project
Federal Project Number One
The American Patriots for the Arts Commission
The Other Work Force Program

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What year of the New Deal became infamous because it hosted a radical economic downturn after previous years of steady improvement?
1928
1930
1934
1937

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Which of the following was NOT one of the "Three Rs" that the New Deal emphasized to fix America's economy?
Relief
Redistribution
Recovery
Reform

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With the end of the New Deal, America saw a major economic boom from its wartime profits generated by what conflict that occurred right at the New Deal's tail-end?
World War Two
World War One
The American Civil War
The Vietnam War

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America was brought out of the New Deal era and into World War Two when Japan attacked what American base?
The Cayman Islands
Fort Worth
Pearl Harbor
Fort Howard

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