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14 of the New Deals Alphabet Agencies


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CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)
Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps work in a lab class designed to provide vocational education, 1936. The CCC recruited nearly 3 million men from 1933-1942.
Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps work in a lab class designed to provide vocational education, 1936. The CCC recruited nearly 3 million men from 1933-1942.
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The CCC was created in 1933 and lasted for ten years. Its function was the conservation of resources, which it achieved by hiring more than 2.5 million young men to work on environmental projects such as planting trees, building roads and parks, and fighting soil erosion on federal lands. These men earned $30 per month and contributed to many of the outdoor recreation areas that exist today, including the Blue Ridge Highway. Between 1934 and 1937, this program also funded similar programs for 8,500 women.