Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

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  • The Civilian Conservation Corps was established on April 5, 1933.
  • The purpose of this organization was to provide jobs for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 18–25.
  • The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men, to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression while at the same time implementing a general natural resource conservation program in every state and territory.
  • In nine years, 3 million young men participated in the CCC.
  • The American public made the CCC the most popular of all the New Deal programs.
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