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For the initial 200 word post, pick two (2) of the following (any program and/or

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For the initial 200 word post, pick two (2) of the following (any program and/or act of the New Deal):
Programs
Acts
Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)
Public Works Administration (PWA)
Civil Works Administration (CWA)
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Farm Security Administration (FSA)
Emergency Banking Relief Act
Economy Act
Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)
Tennessee Valley Authority Act (TVA)
National Employment System Act (Wagner-Peyser Act)
Home Owners Loan Act
National Industrial Recovery Act (NIA)
Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act)
Securities & Exchange Act
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act
Resettlement Administration (RA)
Rural Electrification Administration (REA)
National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act)
Social Security Act
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Reflecting over the weekly reading and lesson video The New Deal Coalition (also linked in the Required Resources), address the following for your selections:
Consider workers, immigrants, and African Americans. Explain how minorities were represented by the New Deal.
Analyze to what extent you think that the New Deal effectively ended the Great Depression and restored the economy.
MUST USE 2 SCHOLARLY SOURCES WITH IN TEXT CITATION: ONE OF THE SOURCES MUST BE THIS E BOOK
Corbett, P. S. [et al] (2018). U.S. history. OpenStax, Rice University. https://cnx.org/contents/p7ovuIkl@9.1:gMXC1GEM@7/Introduction
THEN 100 word response to this classmate:
Hello professor and class,
During the Great Depression, the United States enacted a series of policies under the New Deal to assist struggling families and expand access to economic mobility. These policies included, but were not limited to, strengthened labor standards for wages and working conditions and increased protections for collective bargaining. The New Deal helped millions of families find work, increase their wages, and secure employment benefits, but lawmakers reserved most of these benefits for white workers while restricting and excluding people of color. These actions helped institutionalize and validate racial disparities in economic well-being, and the effects are felt to this day. The most important and most far-reaching law guaranteeing a worker’s right to be paid fairly is the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which defines the 40-hour workweek, establishes the federal minimum wage, sets requirements for overtime, and places restrictions on child labor. When the Federal minimum wage was established under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, it purposely excluded many of the occupations most commonly held by Black and more recently, Asian American and Latinx workers. This policy decision trapped families in poverty and tacitly endorsed the continued exploitation of workers of color. Lawmakers amended the FLSA to include some of these occupations in subsequent decades, but agricultural and domestic workers many of whom today are Latinx or Asian American remain some of the least protected employees in the United States. Many agricultural workers are still denied access to overtime and minimum wage protections (Solomon et al., 2019).
According to Rodems et al. (2016), the Social Secur­ity Act also directly excluded farm­work­ers and domestic servants from old-age bene­fits and unem­ploy­ment insur­ance, clearly target­ing the African-Amer­ic­ans and other immigrant who filled these jobs. When President Roosevelt make Social Security act into a law, 65 percent of African Americans throughout the nation were ineligible and that percentage got even higher when looking at African Americans in the South. So even though Social Security was a great idea because it would benefit people who were in poverty. This exclusion lifted many white families out of poverty, which further suppressed African Americans, making it harder to pull themselves out of poverty. These higher-class citizens, many of which have African Americans working for them, were exempted from having to cover the retirement of people who are making them money and the government at the time was littered with Southern politicians who also help the majority of the power throughout all branches of government.
References
Rodems, R., & Shaefer, H. (2016). Left Out: Policy Diffusion and the Exclusion of Black Workers from Unemployment Insurance. Social Science History. doi:10.1017/ssh.2016.11
Solomon, D., Maxwell, D., Castro, A. (2019). Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity. Retrieved from https://www.americanprogress.org/article/systematic-inequality-economic-opportunity/ (Links to an external site.).

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