Works Progress Administration, later Works Projects Administration, an agency of the United States government from 1935 to mid-1943. The WPA was established in the midst of the Great Depression to provide useful work for needy persons. More than 8,500,000 men and women were employed in building and improvement jobs, and in projects involving writers, artists, and theatrical workers. The agency spent nearly $11,000,000,000.
The Fair of the Iron Horse was a huge railroad exhibit that was held in 1927 just outside of Baltimore. It was meant to celebrate the success of the B&O railroad. Learn about the Fair of the Iron Horse.
After Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a transatlantic flight, she became a national celebrity. Learn about Earhart's accomplishments and find out why her disappearance is still a mystery.