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Civilian Conservation

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Monica Vaughn

on 28 November 2012

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a government organization that provides jobs restoring/constructing buildings, roads, and bridges made park roads and built restrooms in the Colossal Cave Mountain Park. The Emergency Conservation Work Act establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps was signed into law by President Roosevelt on March 31, 1933. The CCC
-CCC camps provided enrollees with educational, recreational, and job training opportunities.
-employed men between the ages of 17 and 23 in work camps
-they were assigned various conservation projects
-they were paid thirty dollars a month
-25 dollars were sent to their families at home
-between 1933 and 1942 over 3 million men enrolled in the CCC What did they do?
-contributed to the protection, conservation and development of the country's environmental resources
-planted trees
-fought fires
-took part in pest eradication projects
-built and improved park and recreation areas
-constructed roads
-built lookout towers
-strung telephone and electric wires -During the Great Depression, there were 250,000 homeless teenagers roaming the streets in America.

-March 21, 1993, Roosevelt started the Civilian Conservation Corps.

-Most of the "hobo" teenagers were given jobs.

-Most teens were between the ages of 18 to 25. The Civilian Conservation Corps. -250,000 African Americans who were enrolled in nearly 150 all-black CCC companies -Black membership in the CCC was set at ten percent of the overall membership African Americans in the CCC -few efforts were made to recruit them -The South passed over qualified black applicants to enroll whites -faced hostile local communities and endured the racist attitudes of individual CCC members -found limited opportunities for assuming leadership positions within the CCC's administrative structure -In the early years of the CCC some work camps were integrated -integrated CCC camps were disbanded in July, 1935 -CCC Director Robert Fechner "complete segregation of colored and white enrollees." -the law establishing the CCC contained a clause outlawing discrimination based upon race -"segregation is not discrimination" -segregation remained the rule throughout the life of the CCC. THE END!
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