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* ["Amy Jones"]
* ["Riverside Park"]
The Works Progress Administration (renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration, and almost universally known as the WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western areas.
It was ended in 1942, when the employment upsurge caused by World War II made it unnecessary.