Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Established March 1933

Who was the program intended to help

It was intended to give jobs to young unmarried men during the Great Depression.

what was the program intended to do

Public work project intended to promote environmental conservation and build good citizens through vigorous, outdoor labor

Does this program fall under the relief recovery or reform program of Roosevelt's new deal? Explain

Yes, this falls under the relief program. It helps the unmarried men find jobs and have a new start, when they didn't have jobs during the Great Depression.

How successful do you believe this program was at relieving the economic crisis ?

It was very successful because it dropped the employment rate, by giving men jobs. Also paid them to help build things, so then they could buy things and help support themselves.

How does this add to your understanding of the Great Depression?

It was a great impact in the recovery of the Great Depression, it helped young men get involved in the community. When they lost everything they had the only hope for them was the Ccc program. The program changes many lives and helped a lot if young men come out of debt and problems.

Does this program still exist today?

No, in 1942 Congress voted to close the program due to WW2 . The draft pulled in a lot of young men. Therefore there was no more need for work relief.

I feel like it should be around today, but just for emergencies. If we ever have a crisis or a problem with young men not being employed. That would be a great program to bring back. Even though it's not around today, it did impact America in a big way.

Video Summary

This video explains the development of the Ccc, all the young men it impacted. The young men worked on different things around the community. They built a lot of national parks and bridges I'm rural areas. This program took a lot of men out of being unemployed. Even though it's not around today, it changed many lives of young men. This program made a huge change in America.