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Civil Works Administration

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Jenna Johnson

on 17 February 2016

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Civil Works Administration

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- The CWA hired workers to help construct public projects.
- Projects were repaired or they built public buildings, roadways, and parks.
- Both men and women were hired.
- Skilled workers got paid $1.20/hour and unskilled workers got paid $0.50/hour.
- It got more public projects quicker.
- In Ohio, over 6,000 projects were started in the time of CWA’s existence. - The CWA was able to provide paid employment to more than 4 million Americans.
- CWA paid around $49,000 of wages to Ohioans. All this money was helping people in the Great Depression to meet their needs to live.
What did your initiative do?
What was its’ purpose?
Why was it created?
CWA was recovery because when people were struggling to get jobs, they could get one. They were able to get a decent amount of money after/during the Great Depression. CWA helped people after they lost a lot to get money and jobs back.
Relief, Recovery, or Reform?
Was it effective?
No, it is not still around. It got dropped in March 1934. The federal government got rid of the program because it cost way too much. They had to pay millions of people and it was just too much money.
Is it still around?
For a few years it was a good idea. It was good to get people back on their feet after the Great Depression. It helped people get some money, whether they were a man or woman or was skilled or unskilled. But after a while it’s good that it was terminated so that people could get real jobs, rather than something that anyone could do. But for the time that it was there, it was a good idea.
Do you think it was a good idea?
How was it organized?
In 1933 Roosevelt created CWA as part of his new deal.



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