The WPA. Putting Americans to work since 1935.

Works Progress Administration

Steven Yonnotti

March 6th 1935-June 30th 1943

The purpose of the Program was to put people to work. It was used to make new jobs.

The Works progress administration (WPA) renamed Works projects administration in 1939 was a program created by Franklin Rosevelt in 1935 as a part of his new deal. It was very successful and well approved by the people. It lowered unemployment by 15% from 25% to 10%.

Unemployment rate: Decrease

Government spending: Increase

GDP: Increase

confidence building: Increase

the government role: Increase

per capita income: Increase

specific group: Increase