About Fed Up

Item Info

Item No: pixc00213
Title: About Fed Up
Additional Title: About Fed Up
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.


"The alphabet agencies (also New Deal agencies) were the U.S. federal government agencies created as part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  The earliest agencies were created to combat the Great Depression in the United States and were established during Roosevelt's first 100 days in office in 1933.  William Safire notes that the phrase 'gave color to the charge of excessive bureaucracy.'  Democrat Al Smith, who turned against Roosevelt, said his government was 'submerged in a bowl of alphabet soup.'"

"Alphabet Agencies." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Sept. 2015. Web. 24 Sept. 2015. <>.

AAA:  Agricultural Adjustment Act

NRA:  National Recovery Administration

CCC:  Civilian Conservation Corps

CCC:  Commodity Credit Corporation

CWA:  Civil Works Administration

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist