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JAKE BERUBE W-1
The CCC was created in April of 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 related.
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 These guidelines were very lenient for war veterans. ervcorps_33.jpg
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. roundup.jpg
The CCC was one of the most successful New Deal programs of the great depression. 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. corps-4.jpg
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, It was technically never abolished, although Congress never gave the program any additional money. 49_1.jpg