The Works Progress Administration, or WPA, was another extremely helpful agency during the Depression, putting million dollars into public buildings, bridges, and hard-surfaced roads, creating millions of new jobs.
This meant that Roosevelt was forced into producing the second new deal which helped Americans in the late 1930s.
The first couple of acts were very important, first there was the emergency banking act which closed all banks for several days in which time they were inspected and only those that were properly managed were allowed to open again.
Ultimately, though, it would take World War II to lift the American economy out of the Great Depression; Roosevelt’s New Deal served to satisfy the American people’s demands for action until America joined the war in 1941.
On the eve of World War II, unemployment rates still hovered around twenty percent and industrial production remained stagnant.