New Deal Program
The New Deal Program was a collection of new policies and practices implemented by the Roosevelt administration during the 1930s in an attempt to restore various factors of society. This would hopefully see the US back into a secure economic status, or at least maintain their country to the best of their ability. There were many projects with the new deal that sought to bring the US back into success, each with its own theory and rules by which to abide. Such new deals included the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Theatre Project.
The Works Progress Administration attempted to get as many people employed as possible by creating government jobs, such as building dams, for a small but satisfactory incomes. Roosevelt demanded that as a part of this deal, a percentage of this wage was sent home to families each week in order to circulate prosperity within as many American homes as possible. Similarly, the Federal Theatre Project was the first government funded theatre in American history. It is interesting though to note, that by the time WWII started, 'cinema'' was a buzzword and had became the people's dominant source of entertainment.
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