WONDER #2338: Why Does Minimum Wage Exist?

Question 1 of 3

The first place to have a nationwide minimum wage was ___________________.

  1. The United Kingdom
  2. Germany
  3. The United States
  4. New Zealand

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is evidence that workers during the Great Depression were desperate for jobs?

  1. “In fact, 29 states in the US have a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum wage.”
  2. “At that time, the unemployment rate in the US was 25%, meaning one in four people was without a job.”
  3. “It was several decades later when the United States took up the issue of a minimum wage during the Great Depression.“
  4. “Many people disagree on whether the minimum wages helps or hurts the economy.”

Question 3 of 3

The Fair Labor and Standards Act of 1938 was signed into law by President ___________________.

  1. George Washington
  2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  3. Harry Truman
  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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