What is the 13th Amendment?
The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution bans all types involuntary servitude, unless it is punishment for a crime. This amendment was enacted after the Civil War to include in the Constitution the prohibition of slavery.
What are two specific programs created in the New Deal (1933-1938) and how did they affect the lives of working-class Americans?
One program created in the New Deal was the Works Progress Administration. The WPA created schools, hospitals, and more government-funded infrastructure that was responsible for rebuilding many poor areas and putting millions of Americans to work. Another impactful program was the Social Security Act. The SSA established universal retirement pensions as well as unemployment benefits giving workers security in the workforce and giving economic stability to victims of the Great Depression.
Name and describe two roles of the president.
One role of the President of the United States is Commander-in-Chief. The responsibilities of the Commander-in-Chief include presiding over all branches of the military to the point where the military leaders answer to the President. Another role is Chief of Party. As Chief of Party, the President of the United States is responsible for supporting the members of his/her party by helping them to get elected to office and serve in leadership positions.