The Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created during the Great Depression to combat unemployment and was one of the most successful parts of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) New Deal. FDR submitted a request for the program to Congress on March 21, 1933. It was approved on March 31, and the first CCC employee was hired on April 18. natural resource conservation and development projects. The salary was set at $30 a month, with $25 sent directly to the man’s family. Housing, food, clothing and medical expenses were also covered. Notable CCC workers include actors Raymond Burr, Walter Matthau, and Robert Mitchum, Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial, and pilot Chuck Yeager. Due to World War II, the CCC was closed on June 30, 1942, but it was never officially closed.
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Great Depression Books
The Great Depression: an interactive historical adventure, Michel Burgan, J 973.91 BUR
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, America faced one of the greatest crises to ever hit our country. The stock market crashed, many banks closed, businesses closed, and many people lost their jobs and homes. Can it be repaired?
The Great Depression: America in the 1930s, TH Watkins, 973.917 WAT
What is the Great Depression and how did it start? What was the impact on the average American? What did the government do to combat the effects of the Great Depression? Discover the answers to these questions and more.
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, F STE
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940. Follow the Joad family, a poor renting family driven from their Oklahoma home by drought and economic hardship during the Great Depression. They travel to California where well-paying jobs are supposed to be available, only to find that the workers are being severely exploited.
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