Why was the Civilian Conservation Corps created and How did the program help unemployed men find jobs?

One of President Roosevelt’s most successful New Deal programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which began in 1933.

The CCC was created to give jobs to unemployed men between the ages of 18 and 25. This program was good for two reasons: Men were given work, and the country’s natural resources were protected and preserved.

The men built parks, planted trees, constructed roads, and worked hard on many other projects that were concerned with conservation. Men working for the CCC lived together in camps; but the white men lived, in white camps, and the blacks lived in all-black camps. A separate division existed for Native Americans.

The CCC paved the way for many other programs like it, and some programs even today are based on the CCC.

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