The program of the New Deal that touched the most individuals was probably the Works Progress Administration, better known as the WPA. Created in 1935, its purpose was to put people of all ages and professions to work in tasks that would benefit the communities in which they lived. WPA projects ranged from construction of roads and other public services in rural areas, to renovation of public buildings, support for the arts, and provision of health services to children. This sewer line, installed on Lee Avenue in Hampton, South Carolina, was a 1937 WPA project.
Courtesy of Mildred B. Rivers.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how wartime government activities, the Progressive Movement, and the New Deal represented an expansion of federal power, including attempts to protect citizens.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.
- This indicator was constructed to facilitate inquiry into how economic conditions prompted an evolution of fiscal and monetary policy featuring significant turning points. This indicator also supports inquiry into the laissez-faire policies of the 1920s, the balance of free markets and government intervention of the 1930s, and the command economies during World War I and World War II.