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When Franklin D Roosevelt was elected president in the election of 1932 he had plans to stop the depression These plans were called the New Deal The first hundred days were the most hectic Laws were passed almost daily These laws affected many people Before the first hundred days were over Roosevelt had provided something for nearly every special interest group The laws he passed made different organizations and restored confidence into the American government The first priority was to restore confidence into the banking system To do this Roosevelt declared a four-day banking holiday During these four days money transactions were virtually stopped Congress passed the Emergency Banking Act EBA This act provided funds to banks that could be saved and allowed the US Treasury to close the banks that could not be saved This act also created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation FDIC This insured that a certain amount of deposits would be insured On March 12 Roosevelt went on his first fireside chat and assured them that banks would open and that they were safe After Roosevelt restored the peoples confidence he turned to problem of helping the needy He passed the Federal Emergency Relief Act FERA It gave 500 million to be used by cities and states for emergency relief He also passed the Civil Works Administration CWA This gave an additional 400 million to cities and states The CWA also provided work relief in the form of federally funded jobs for those able to work The Civilian Conservation Corps CCC was created to protect natural resources and to give jobs Men between 18 and 25 were put to work on jobs such as digging reservoirs planting trees and building fire towers The Tennessee Valley Authority TVA did the same thing as the CCC however it did them in the Tennessee Valley In May of 1933 Congress passed many laws that would help farmers The Agricultural Adjustment Act AAA helped
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