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Also established in 1933, and run by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, the Public Works Administration (PWA) had a budget of more than $3 billion with which to hire unemployed Americans for jobs created by the federal government. Tens of thousands of PWA workers across the country built housing projects, schools, hospitals, power plants, highways, dams, and new buildings on military bases. Instead of wandering as hoboes in search of nonexistent work, the people employed by the PWA were able to retain their pride and put food on the table for their families.

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