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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
American History
Grade:
11

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Civil Works Administration (CWA)

The civil works administration was made to help make temporary work for americans during the depression, because Roosevelt belived it was better to give work than to give hand outs to people.

"Helping people help themselves"

Harry Hopkins, director of CWA

Franklin Roosevelt, president who put CWA into effect

The CWA was started in 1933 by Franklin Roosevelt to get people in America working again, he believed giving work would be better than giving hand outs to people. He put Harry Hopkins in charge of the program. The program built to help people through out the united states help with community building projects provided by the government and then get paid for the work they did. the program was part of the second new deal and was only deigned to last over the winter for a short boost.


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