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An overview of the program that was vital during the Great Depression.

The Civilian Conservation Corps

Get fit, Get prepared, Get Ready to Plant Some Trees 

The CCC was a program to give young men (aged 18- 25 and later 17- 28) work. The program was proposed by FDR as he was very fond of nature and himself frequently enjoyed projects in the outdoors. Due to the simplicity and easiness to get into the program it was the most successful program of the Great Depression. The CCC can be labeled a relief program as it gave those unemployed a job and only lasted for a temporary amount of time.

Geno Marinelli

The CCC operated from 1933- 1942

  • Preserve America's natural beauty
  • Create large scale works
  • Prepare for a life of hard work 
  • Make lifelong friends 
  • Receive basic military training 
  • Receive a generous a salary to send back home
  • Stop Idling and Start Working!

Have some fun with the CCC 

 

We Work Hard and We Play Hard

An Overview of the Program

     The CCC was a program to give young men (aged 18- 25 and later 17- 28) work. The program was proposed by FDR as he was very fond of nature and himself frequently enjoyed projects in the outdoors. Due to the simplicity and easiness to get into the program it was the most successful program of the Great Depression. The CCC can be labeled a relief program as it gave those unemployed a job and only lasted for a temporary amount of time.

    There is currently no modern day equivalent of the CCC. The Corps' was designed to provide immediate relief to the American people through hard work as most people would not accept a handout of money. The idea of a new Civilian Conservation Corps was proposed during the recession as people were scared that unemployment would only continue to rise. The legislation was never passed as within two years the economy stabilized. The idea is still occasionally thrown around when old timers criticize the new youth's work ethic. 

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt attended Groton Prepatory School before being tutored at home
  • Roosevelt attended Harvard and was the school newspaper editor
  • FDR began his political career as a senator to the New York state senate
  • Roosevelt was elected governor of New York twice
  • Franklin was elected president in 1933
  • In the first 100 days he signed the New Deal to help combat the Depression
  • Roosevelt was the first president to use the radio as a direct line of communication to the American people
  • During serving as president, Roosevelt contracted Polio, which slowly disabled him and eventually confined him to a wheelchair
  • Roosevelt was the longest serving president in U.S. and is responsible for America's recovery after the depression
  • Roosevelt died in while in office and his death marked the end of an era

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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