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Roosevelt, the Great depression and the New Deal

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  • Q1
    When did Roosevelt pronounce his famous inaugural speech?
  • Q2
    What did Roosevelt and Keynes believe the New Deal had laid the foundations of?
    A More Productive America
    A fast Recovery
    A Welfare State
    A Communist Alliance
  • Q3
    What is the NIRA?
    New Investment Relief Administration
    National Industrial Recovery Act
    National Industrial Relief Act
    New Insurance Reform Act
  • Q4
    Which New Deal agency had the creation of new jobs as its primary goal?
    Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    Works Progress Administration (WPA)
  • Q5
    What was the primary motive behind President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1937 proposal to add members to the Supreme Court?
    removal of Republican justices from the Court
    ending the Court’s use of judicial review
    assuring United States neutrality at the start of World War II
    protection of New Deal programs from unfavorable Court decisions
  • Q6
    The Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act) of 1935 helped organized labor by...
    guaranteeing workers the right to collective bargaining
    requiring all workers to join unions
    mandating government control over industry
    banning the closed shop in the workplace
  • Q7
    Opponents of the New Deal criticized President Franklin D. Roosevelt for...
    reducing spending to balance the budget
    weakening the executive branch
    permitting banks to operate without government regulation
    expanding the role and size of the federal government
  • Q8
    Which federal agency, created during the New Deal, was intended to prevent serious problems in the stock market?
    Works Progress Administration
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Agricultural Adjustment Administration
    Social Security Administration
  • Q9
    In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to increase the number of Supreme Court justices because..
    the Court had declared several New Deal programs unconstitutional
    some justices complained they were unable to handle the heavy caseload
    the Court needed more minority representation
    some regions of the country were not represented on the Court
  • Q10
    The New Deal reform that helped labor unions win the right to represent workers was the...
    formation of the Securities and Exchange Commission
    passage of the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act
    establishment of unemployment insurance
    creation of Social Security
  • Q11
    What disease did FDR suffer from?
    Bone cancer
    A kind of Polio
  • Q12
    During the Great Depression, one way New Deal programs tried to stimulate economic recovery was by...
    lowering the minimum wage
    creating public works jobs
    raising tariff rates
    increasing interest rates
  • Q13
    Which event signaled the beginning of the Great Depression?
    Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic
    Stock Market Crash
    Bank failures
    Election of FDR
  • Q14
    What is the name given to October 29th 1929 when the stock market crashed?
    stock market day
    Black Friday
    The New Deal
    Ruby Tuesday
  • Q15
    When did Roosevelt get re-elected as President?

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