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Many people believed that the Works Progress Administration would help people find jobs

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The Works Progress Administration
April 8, 1935

Has anybody in your family ever been out of work? Hard times caused millions of workers to lose their jobs during the 1930s. So many people were out of work that historians call this period the Great Depression. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and members of Congress responded to the emergency by creating the Works Progress Administration (WPA) on April 8, 1935. The WPA was a government agency that made a national works program. Do you know what a “national works program” is?.
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