Jake Berube

The CCC was created in
April of 1933.
It took only 37 days into
Roosevelt’s office for
this to be done.
The CCC was only a
small portion of what
Roosevelt did in his first
100 days as a part of this
New Deal.
As times got rough,
Roosevelt concerned
himself with revitalizing
the economy, this mean
getting people to work.
As well as getting people
back to work the CCC
would help reshape the
country, as most of the
projects were public works
Eligibility requirements for
the CCC are as followed.
• Congress required U.S.
citizenship only
• Sound physical fitness was
mandatory because of the hard
physical labor required.
• Men had to be unemployed,
unmarried, and between the age
of 18-26.
•These guidelines were very
lenient for war veterans.
• More than 3,470 fire towers built.
• 97,000 miles of fire roads built.
• 4,235,000 man-days devoted to fighting fires.
• More than 3 billion trees planted.
• 7,153,000 man days expended on protecting the
natural habitats of wildlife including 83 camps in 15
Western states assigned 45 projects of that nature.
• 46 camps assigned to work under the direction of
the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture Engineering.
• More than 84,400,000 acres of good agricultural
land receive manmade drainage systems; Indian
enrollees do much of that work.
• 1,240,000 man-days of emergency work completed
during floods of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys.
• Disease and insect control.
• Forest improvement — timber stand inventories,
surveying, and reforestation.
• Forest recreation development — campgrounds
built, complete with picnic shelters, swimming
pools, fireplaces, and restrooms. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1586.html
The CCC was one of the
most successful New Deal
programs of the great
A strong legacy of roads,
bridges, and buildings
would be left behind.
Even decades later when the
job market picked back up,
business owners preferred
hiring men who had
formally been in the CCC, as
they had known what a full
day of work was like.
Although their was still
work to be done, after the
attack of Pearl Harbor,
most agreed that defense
had to come first.
With the recognition of a
potential war, a joint
committee of congress
recommended that the
CCC should be abolished
by July 1, 1942.
It was technically never
abolished, although
Congress never gave the
program any additional

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