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    The Civilian Conservation Corps

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    The Civilian Conservation Corps The hardships of the Great Depression of the early part of the twentieth century lead to many drastic decisions by our countries leaders on how to deal with the problem. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States at the time, decided to infiltrate the country with government money to create jobs and better the country as a whole. The Civilian corps">Conservation Corps, or CCC created many of these jobs. The Civilian Conservation Corps, which was established

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    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program that functioned throughout the years of the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942 the CCC employed three million unmarried and unemployed young men to help families receive income during the New Deal Era. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the man who created this relief program on March 9, 1933 and the bill establishing the CCC was passed by Congress shortly after on March 31, 1933. President Roosevelt was accused during his presidency

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    The American Experience: The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) tells a story from the 1930’s about Clifford Hammond, who joined the CCC in 1934, Harley Jolley, who joined in 1937, Vincente Ximenes who joined in 1938, Houston Pritchett who joined in 1939, and the writer Jonathan Alter. These five men from different cultures and backgrounds describe what they experienced during the CCC. The CCC was one of the bravest and most popular New Deal experimentations, employing one of the New Deal programs

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    Civilian Conservation Corps and the Great Depression “ Our greatest task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the government itself, treating the task as we would threat the emergency of war, but at the same time, through this employment, accomplishing greatly needed projects to stimulate and recognize the use of our national resources.” Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4, 1933

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    The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority had positive impacts on work and the environment during the great depression. The bill proposing the Civilian Conservation Corps was voted on and passed on March 31, 1933 under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In addition, the Tennessee Valley Authority was formed May 18 of this same year to work on easing environmental strains in the Tennessee Valley. Roosevelt’s goal when he became president was to improve the economy and environment

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882. He was the only child. His parents were James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. He was raised very fortunate because his family had a lot of money. Franklin, at age fourteen, attended Groton School. For his undergraduate degree he attended Harvard University. At Harvard he was elected editor-in-chief of the college paper. Franklin looked up to his distant cousin, Teddy Roosevelt. He wanted to be in office just like Teddy was. He ran for his

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    produce prices. This particular program paid farmers to leave land unseeded and to slaughter livestock, which in turn raised the prices by decreasing the supply and increasing the demand. There were more of these programs like the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), which helped establish work. This particular program employed many young Americans by providing jobs such as planting trees, creating parks, and making roads. These programs were often considered as “make work programs” by the public. The

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    unconstitutional. Franklin D. Roosevelt then needed a new plan. Keeping the same idea of creating jobs he made many other organizations devoted to forming jobs and in turn helping the economy. One of those organizations was the Civilian Conservation Corps. This corps took men off the streets and paid them to plant forests and drain swamps. Another of these organizations was the Public Works Administration. This organization employed men to build highways and public buildings. These were only some

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    The New Deal

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    that gave $500 million in relief to the poor people of the country. Roosevelt then went on to create organizations that would offer jobs and a sense of self-esteem to the unemployed of the country. One of these organizations was the Civilian Conservation Corps that provided young men with jobs to improved the environment. They had such jobs as planting trees and helping to stop erosion. Another government activity was the Civil Works Administration that paid unemployed people $15 a week to perform

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    FDR's New Deal

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    shut down for a period of time and were permitted to reopen with the government's approval. After the trust in the banking system was restored, Roosevelt turned his head toward the needy in society, the lower class. Congress passed the Civilian Conservation Corps or the CCC to provide jobs and training to 10000 unemployed men and restored many of the country's resources by planting trees, fighting fires, and building roads. Though the number of citizens directly affected by this was small it instilled

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