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Jacque and Maisie TKAM

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Jacqueline Forman

on 24 February 2016

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Transcript of Jacque and Maisie TKAM

The Works Progress Administration (1935-1943)
Jacque Forman and Maisie Thompson

design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Slide 1: Table of Contents
Slide 2: What is the WPA?
Slide 3: Pros and Cons
Slide 4: Other Facts
Slide 5: Bibliography

- A program made by President Roosevelt
- The program gave the job of building bridges, airports, parks, etc.
- Goal/Purpose: to provide employment for people so they could do jobs that are useful to the country
- Able to employ many people and help their families; mostly men worked

Table of Contents
What is the WPA?
- ended becuase they were out of the Great Depression, so they did not need it anymore
- led by Harry Hopkins
- thought of as a place for "lazy people" who could not get a job
- some of the projects they focused on were:
The Federal Music Project
The Historical Records Survey
The Federal Art Project AND MORE!
Some in LA were:
The Bob Hope Patriotic Hall Mural
Abraham Linccoln High School
Baldwin Park Auditorium
Beverly Hills Tennis Courts AND MANY MORE
Other facts
- was able to employ many citizens- about 8.5 million
- 650,000 miles of roads; 125,000 public buildings; 75,000 bridges; 8,000 parks; and 800 airports were all built during this time
- gave artists a chance to practice their art during this time- led to to the National Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities
- the total project cost approx. $11 billion
- paid low wages- $15- $90 monthly
- women were not paid the same as men b/c they did jobs like sewing, bookbinding, etc.
- was not able to employ everyone
- had a lot of mismanagement
- hard to fund, a lot of wadge cuts
- did not employ many minorities
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