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On May 6, 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by Presidential Order. The WPA was the signature program of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (FDR's) New Deal and the largest work program the nation has every seen. In the midst of the Great Depression, the WPA created jobs for over 8 million Americans.
This 1936 film, from the FDR Presidential Library, explores the depth and breath of work offered by the WPA. Then, as now, Work Pays America! Enjoy!
What happened this week in 1935? The Works Progress Administration was founded!
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