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6. Strong political challenges to Roosevelt came from extremist critics like

a. Father Coughlin & Huey Long.

b. Frances Perkins & Harry Hopkins.

c. Henry Ford and Mary McLeod Bethune.

d. John Steinbeck and John L. Lewis.

Kennedy Ch. 33 Homework Packet

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7. Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration (NRA) ended when a. Dr. Francis Townsend attacked it as unfair to the elderly. b. Congress refused to provide further funding for it. c. it came to be considered too expensive for the results achieved. d. the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional.

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8. Roosevelt’s Agricultural Adjustment Administration met sharp criticism because a. it failed to raise farm prices. b. it actually contributed to soil erosion on the Great Plains. c. it raised prices by paying farmers to slaughter animals and not grow crops. d. it relied too much on private bank loans to aid farmers.

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9. In addition to the natural forces of drought and wind, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s was also caused by a. Roosevelt’s AAA farm policies. b. excessive use of dry farming and mechanization techniques on marginal land. c. the attempted shift from shift from wheat and cotton growing to fruit and vegetable farming. d. the drying up of underground aquifers used to irrigate the Great Plains.

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10. The so-called “Indian New Deal” included an emphasis on a. local tribal self-government and recovery of Native American identity and culture. b. the distribution of tribal lands to individual Indian landowners. c. the migration of Native Americans from rural reservations to the cities. d. programs to encourage businesses like gambling casinos to locate on Indian lands.

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11. The major New Deal program that attempted to provide flood control, electric power, and

economic development occurred in the valley of the

a. Columbia River.

b. Colorado River

c. Hudson River

d. Tennessee River

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  • 12.

    The Social Security Act of 1935 provided for

    • a.

      electricity and conservation for rural areas.

    • b.

      pensions for older people, the blind, and other categories of citizens.

    • c.

      assistance for low-income public housing and social services.

    • d.

      unemployment and disability insurance for workers.

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  • 13.

    The new labor organization that flourished under depression conditions and New Deal sponsorship was

    • a.

      the Knights of Labor.

    • b.

      the American Federation of Labor.

    • c.

      the National Labor Relations Board.

    • d.

      the Committee for Industrial Organization.

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