Public Works Administration
June, 16 1933
How successful do you believe this program was at relieving the economic crisis?
Does this program still exist today? Explain.
The Civilian Conservation Corps put young men to work on conservation projects in healthy rural environments. Planted over 26 billion trees, fought forest fires, built trails, campgrounds, and reservoirs.
The Public Works Administration contracted with private construction companies to put additional people to work.
The Works Progress Administration hired unemployed directly. It was the largest public works initiative in American history and employed 3.3 million people at its height. It also built 1000 road bridges, tunnels, parks, airports, schools, courthouses, and post offices.