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The Public Works Admin or PWA it gave the public several billion dollars to be spent on the construction of public works as a means of providing employment, stabilizing purchasing power, improving public welfare.

Dylan Betters

The PWA was established on April 8, 1935, and it was shut down in 1943

The public works admin is a Relief or Recovery, over $4 billion was spent on 34,000 constructions projects including public buildings, highways, bridges.

When FDR moved industry toward war production and did not have money to spend on the PWA, they shut the public works admin done on June 1941.

Public Works Administration (PWA), part of the New Deal of 1933 was a large-scale public works construction agency in the United States. It was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933 in response to the Great Depression.

  • Franklin was an only child of very wealthy parents.
  • Franklin related to President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Franklin was also related to his own wife. Eleanor Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt’s brother’s daughter.
  • Franklin entered politics as a Democrat.
  • In 1920, he ran as vice president on the unsuccessful Democratic
  • Roosevelt contracted what was diagnosed as polio in 1921 while on vacation in Canada. He was paralyzed from the waist down ever since.
  • The college student Roosevelt was average academically, but very, very active socially.
  • Franklin also reportedly had a hard time adjusting to school. He was taught at home on the family estate until the age of 14.
  • since her father had passed away, Eleanor was walked down the aisle on her wedding day in 1905 by the president himself, Uncle Teddy.
  • graduated in three years, and later passed his bar exam (after attending Columbia) without finishing his law degree.