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Administrations Through The Decades

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1920s: Woodrow Wilson-Constitution amended to give women the right to vote.

1930s: Franklin D. Roosevelt-The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 provided economic relief to farmers in the depths of the Depression and with further amendments, formed the basis upon which farm programs continue to this day. The National Housing Act of 1934 created the Federal Housing Administration stopping foreclosures on family homes during the Depression and created the backbone of the mortgage home and building industries. The Social Security Act of 1935 provided financial assistance to retirees, the unemployed, widows and orphans. The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 funded the Works Program Administration (WPA) to relieve the economic hardship of the Great Depression, employing more than 8.5 million people on 1.4 million projects. The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 provided funds for installation of electrical systems in rural areas.​

1940s: Franklin D. Roosevelt-Missouri River Basin Development/Flood Control Act of 1944 provided funds for flood control, irrigation, and dams providing cheap hydro-electric power for rural areas. The Gl Bil of 1944 gave returning veterans of WWIl the opportunity for low-cost loans for homes and businesses and funds to pay tuition and living expenses for those seeking higher education.

1950s: Harry Truman-Military was integrated and paved the way to bring down barriers of race and gender for further advancements in civil rights. Marshall Plan implemented to rebuild Europe after WWII and North Atlantic Treaty Organization formed with the U.S. as a founding member.

1960s: John F. Kennedy—By executive order in 1961 established the Peace Corps. Also in the same year, initiated an aggressive space program dedicated "to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon". In October 1962, through intense diplomatic negotiations, successfully resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Lyndon Johnson: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, and prohibited racial segregation, ending unequal voting requirements, segregated schools, workplaces, and public facilities. The Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965 (created by two amendments to the Social Security Act) provides hospital insurance for the ageing and supplemental medical insurance. The Medicaid portion provides states with matching funds to finance healthcare for those at or close to the level of needing public assistance.

1970s: Jimmy Carter -Departments of Education and Energy established. Through a series of meetings, helped forge lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.

1990s: Bli Clinton-After 21 years of Republican presidents with record budget deficits and high unemployment, Clinton got America moving again by balancing the federal budget, adding 32 million new jobs, and initiating the longest period of positive expansion in US. history.

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