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Passed: 1933 Abolished: June 1941. Definition  Constructing projects paid for by public funds and they were constructed by the government for the use.

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1 Passed: 1933 Abolished: June 1941

2 Definition  Constructing projects paid for by public funds and they were constructed by the government for the use of the public.

3 What it did.  $7 billion was spent on constructing:  More jobs  Maintaining purchasing powers  Improving public welfare  “Priming the Pump”  How many projects did the PWA construct?  Helped construct more that 34,000 projects:  Ex. Airports, electricity-generating-dams, aircraft carriers, 70% new schools, 1/3 new hospitals.  Made Pennsylvania Railroad between New York and Washington D.C. electrified  Gave the government the first network of distributing funds to local districts  Later became unrelated to what was going on and was abolished in June 1941

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7 Passed: November 1933 Abolished: March 1934

8 Definition  Created millions of temporary manual jobs for the unemployed

9 What it did.  Built 12 million feet of sewer pipes  Built or made things better:  40,000 schools  Over 255,000 roads  3,700 playgrounds  Almost 1,000 airports  Paid people a lot of money to do construction  It was kind of successful  Cost a lot of $$$  Ended March 1934

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13 Sources  443.html 443.html  ssary/pwa.cfm ssary/pwa.cfm  nistration nistration  pression/tp/new_deal_pro... pression/tp/new_deal_pro...


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