Friday, May 6, 2011

Saturday, May 6, 1933

Uncle Laten was by today. I sewed and read a little, then went out and played a while.

On May 6, 1933, President Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the
Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was just one of many relief programs
created under the auspices of the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which Roosevelt
 had signed the month before. The WPA, the Public Works Administration (PWA) and other federal
 assistance programs put unemployed Americans to work in return for temporary financial assistance.

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