Quiz: 1930s Stimulus--FDR's New Deal How much do you know about FDR's New Deal? Feb. 13, 2009 | 10:46 a.m. EST + More What was the U.S. unemployment rate when Franklin D. Roosevelt became president in 1933? 10 percent 15 percent 20 percent 25 percent Which of the following agencies was not established as part of the New Deal? Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Securities and Exchange Commission Federal Trade Commission Tennessee Valley Authority True or false: FDR struggled to persuade Congress to back many of the programs in the New Deal. True False What were the "three R's" of the New Deal? Relief, refunds, reform Relief, refunds, recovery Relief, reform, recovery Reform, refunds, recovery The National Recovery Administration was a signature New Deal program that allowed businesses to negotiate pay rates, work hours, and prices with the government. What led to its downfall? The outbreak of World War II made the program irrelevant. The Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional. The New Deal was very unpopular with the American public. Truman decided to abandon the program after FDR's death. What was the iconic symbol of the National Recovery Administration? A blue eagle A red dog A yellow lion A white dove Which economist is often credited with coining the expression "a New Deal"? Adam Smith Stuart Chase John Maynard Keynes James Tobin True or false: One goal of the New Deal was to fight staggering inflation. True False Click here for the answers.