April 8 1935 – The Works Progress Administration is Formed

April 8 1935 – The Works Progress Administration is FormedRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the midst of the Great Depression, President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched an ambitious program to put Americans to work on behalf of the nation. As part of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act (ERAA), the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was formed on April 8, 1935. Over the next eight years, the program provided nearly eight million jobs and left a mark on the US seen all over the country today. When the stock market crashed late in 1929, the world economy collapsed within days. In the US, the effects were […]