Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, 1935
   Passed on 8 April 1935, the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act of 1935 provided $4.8 billion for work relief programs to alleviate unemployment. This was the largest peace-time appropriation up to that point. It led to the creation of the Works Progress Administration on 6 May 1935.

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