Public Works Administration


Public Works Administration

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.), a New Deal government agency headed by Harold Ickes, was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933 during the Great Depression. [http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/pwa.htm "Public Works Administration"] from "Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt", ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, et al. (Hyde Park, New York: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, U.S. National Park Service, 2003). Retrieved 2008-05-09.] It allowed 3.3 billion dollars to be spent on the construction of public works to provide employment, stabilize purchasing power, improve public welfare, and contribute to a revival of American industry. [http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/pwa.htm "Public Works Administration"] from "Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt", ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, et al. (Hyde Park, New York: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 2003). Retrieved 2008-05-09.] When President Franklin Roosevelt moved industry toward war production and abandoned his opposition to deficit spending, the PWA became irrelevant and was abolished in June 1941.

References

* Works Progress Administration, "America Builds: The Record of WPA" (1939)
* Harold L. Ickes, "Back to Work: The Story of WPA" (1935)
* Jason Scott Smith, "Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956" (2006)

External links

* [http://www.wam.umd.edu/~kaq/pwalist.html Housing Projects built by the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.)]

ee also

* Public Works


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