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What were the Alphabet Agencies?

What were the Alphabet Agencies?

When Roosevelt took office in 1933, America was in the darkest depths of the Great Depression. But Roosevelt promised a "New Deal" -- an America free from economic deprivation -- and he kept his word, launching major legislation in his effort to revitalize the American spirit and its fading dream. Between 1933 and 1939 dozens of federal programs, often referred to as the Alphabet Agencies, were created as part of the New Deal. The image shows members of the Civilian Conservation Corps work in a lab class designed to provide vocational education, 1936. The CCC recruited nearly 3 million men from 1933-1942.



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