The Civil Works Administration was established during the Great Depression to rapidly create manual labor jobs for millions of unemployed workers. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the CWA on November 8, 1933. Roosevelt was convinced that jobs were much better for everyone than cash handouts. The CWA's workers laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or improved 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports.
The New Deal - 5 Ws: FDR's New Deal sought to help America recover from The Great Depression. Create a plot diagram graphic organizer / storyboard to look at the effects of the New Deal and how Relief Recovery Reform and the Civil Works Administration tried to help the American people.
Civil Works Administration workers on their way to fill a gully with wheelbarrows of earth during the construction of the Lake Merced Parkway Boulevard, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, San Francisco, California, 1934.
The New Deal - Programs of the New Deal: In this activity, students will look into different programs that FDR set up to help American Citizens. Examples include: WPA, Civil Works Administration, and the CCC. Find the complete student activity in our lesson plan!