Civilian Conservation Core (CCC)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated in March of 1933. He started the CCC during the Great Depression because more than 1/4 of the population was without work. The CCC was a work camp where men were sent to work they recived $30 checks, $25 of the checks went to the mens families and they kept $5 for spending.

In his first 100 days in office, President Roosevelt approved several things as part of his "New Deal" the Emergency Conservation Work Act (ECW), AKA the Civilian Conservation Core (CCC). He brought together the nation's young men and the land in an effort to save them both.

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The CCC let young unmarried men between the ages of 18 and 26, that were physically fit, and unemployed have jobs 6 months to a year, so they could support and feed their families by being able to work on the camp.
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The CCC planted trees to help hold the topsoil so it wouldn't be blowed away by the wind.
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"But other ways, I'd like to get acrost her an' get settled into a job. On'y got 'bout forty dollars left. I'll feel better when we're workin', an' a little money comin' in." said Pa.


Civilian Conservation Core

Work Cited

"Civilian Conservation Core." Civilian Conservation Core. 2008. Sponsors. 5 Mar. 2009.

"Preserving America's Natural Resources: 1933-1942." Civilian Conservation Core Legacy. 28 Feb. 2009. Civilian Conservation Core. 5 Mar. 2009.
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin Group, 2002.