Works Progress Administration

Works Progress Administration

noun
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Works Progress Administration (WPA)

A program of the New Deal in the 1930s. The WPA built sidewalks, government buildings, and similar public works throughout the United States. During the Great Depression, the WPA employed many people who could not find other work.

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